Thursday, November 18, 2010

Japanese man fails to beat the pizza eating world record

November 15, 2010 by Tony  
Filed under All News, General News

Professional competitive eater, Takeru Kobayashi, failed to beat the current Guinness World Record for speed pizza eating over the weekend, blaming soggy pizza for his defeat.

The Japanese record breaker already has a number of speed eating titles under his belt having been crowed the fastest hot dog, meatball and hamburger eater in the past.

However the 32-year-old met his match when he attempted to beat the current world record of gobbling down a 12 inch cheese pizza in less than 1 minute 45 seconds.

According to the rules, Kobayashi had to use a knife and fork to wolf down the pizza. This may have contributed to his failure as the competitive eater is used to eating with his hands during speed eating competitions.

The contest took place in Brooklyn, USA, on Saturday. Sadly the Japanese record breaker was unable to beat the previous record set by Kiwi Josh Anderson in 2008. Kobayashi managed to finish his 12 inch pizza in 2 minutes 3 seconds, 18 seconds off the Guinness World Record.

The hot dog eating champion blamed his defeat on soggy pizza which made it difficult to eat.

However Kobayashi has succeeded in achieving some amazing results in speed eating competitions in the past having wolfed down 50 hot dogs in 12 minutes, 64 tacos in 15 minutes, and 100 roast pork rolls in 12 minutes, and 31 bun-less hot dogs in 2 minutes 31 seconds in previous contests.

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