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2018 Apr 71st154 10 minGringo Bandito Taco Eating Contest Dana Point, CA
2017 Apr 81st159 ?Gringo Bandito Taco Eating Contest Dana Point, CA
2016 Aug 11st4912 min Let Em Eat 7 Barrie, ON, Canada

Journalist Gersh Kuntzman announced he was interviewed for an upcoming ESPN documentary about competitive eating, which will include Takeru Kobayashi.
The July 4 event for Takeru Kobayashi in 2018 will be a fundraiser for New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon at the Kings County Distillery in Brooklyn.
NYDailyNews has an article about the possibility of a partnership between Takeru Kobayashi and Feltman's of Coney Island, whose founder claimed to have invented the hot dog in 1867. Feltman's owner Michael Quinn says "We'd love to work with him in the future. I'd have to see if we could afford him."
Takeru Kobayashi appeared on New Day Seattle Thursday to promote his appearance at today's Sabroso Taco Festival in Auburn, WA. He will appear in Portland, OR tomorrow. (youtube video)
Takeru Kobayashi will do a taco eating challenge at tomorrow's Denver-area Sabroso Taco Festival. He will also do challenges in Auburn, WA on May 12 and Portland, OR on May 13.
Wayne Algenio won today's EastMeetEast Singles Ramen Eating Competition held at the Gotham West Market. Takeru Kobayashi was the judge. update Extra Crispy has an interview about the event with Kobayashi who ate three bowls of ramen in 19.6 seconds before the contest. update Apr 30 Wayne Algenio has a video
Takeru Kobayashi will judge and do an exhibition at a ramen eating contest sponsored by the dating website EastMeetEast in New York City on April 23. A Craigslist post seeks female competitive eaters for the contest.
Takeru Kobayashi has defended his Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge title in Dana Point, CA with a total of 170 tacos in 10 minutes, keeping his post-MLE winning streak intact.
The Orange County Register reports that the Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos eating contest will be held at the Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival in Dana Point on April 7. Takeru Kobayashi is expected to defend his title. update March 30 Molly Schuyler, Bob Shoudt, Dave Brunelli, Naader Reda, Kevin Ross and Jesse Pynnönen from Finland are other expected entrants.
Takeru Kobayashi turns 40 years old today according to his Wikipedia page.
The Bod Edit has an interview with Takeru Kobayashi. He says that TMJ (jaw arthritis) is still an issue for him and that cow brains from the Glutton Bowl are the grossest food he has had to eat in competition. He also says that he has started to feel the effects of ate (he will turn 40 in March) but hopes to continue with competitive eating for five more years. update Andrew Boyle has a blog entry with photographs he took for the interview
Earlier today, Takeru Kobayashi faced off against a lion in an eating contest on a New Year's Day special for Japanese TV called Battle of Beauty and Beast. In 2003, Kobayashi competed against a bear in a hot dog eating contest on Fox's Man vs. Beast program. update Shrugu702 has a video clip of the program.
Kate Ovens, Yasir Salem and Takeru Kobayashi will appear on BBC's Food Chain program tonight. The program will also visit an eating contest in Singapore. update The podcast is now available online (mp3 file)
Ben Livingstone won the first prize of $1000 in Saturday's Pie Wood Fired Pizza's Let Em Eat 8 in Muskoka, ON Saturday. Takeru Kobayashi did an exhibition before the contest.
Takeru Kobayashi is expected to defend his title at Pie Wood Fired Pizza's Let em Eat 8 in Muskoka, Ontario on September 23. Entrants need to qualify at Pie locations by September 20. The fastest time at each site will win a prize package including accommodations at Clevelands House resort for the weekend of the contest. The winner will receive $1000.
ABS-CBN has a video of Takeru Kobayashi eating 2.3 kg of sisig in 2 minutes to set a record at History Con Philippines in Manila.
Pie Wood Fired Pizza will hold "Let em Eat 8" at Kempenfest in Barrie, ON on August 7. Takeru Kobayashi will attempt to win the title for the eighth year in a row. Previous contests have awarded over $5000. update The contest has been removed from the Kempenfest.com schedule but still appears in some Google search results
Wayne Algenio announces that he won yesterday's clam eating contest at Peter's Clam Bar in Island Park, NY. Itiel Ginzburg was the runner-up. Takeru Kobayashi and Ed "Cookie" Jarvis did a one minute contest during the event.
Takeru Kobayashi has announced his July 4 event for 2017: a fundraiser for the MS Foundation for Women at the Kings County Distillery in Brooklyn.
Takeru Kobayashi produced a video for the Checkers fast food chain of him eating as many french fries as possible in a minute.
Takeru Kobayashi will attempt to eat two mac & cheese burger challenges at the Ainsworth in Midtown Manhattan on April 28. update Kobayashi finished both in 13:19

Takeru Kobayashi defends Chronic Tacos title

update Erik Lamkin has a video

Takeru Kobayashi defended his Gringo Ba
ndito Chronic Taco title
with a record 159 tacos. Molly Schuyler was runner up with 139. I haven’t found any more results.

Finnish competitor Jesse Pynnönen did an interview with KX935.com.

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The Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge will take place at the Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival in Doheny Beach, CA on April 8. Takeru Kobayashi is expected to defend his title. Additional competitors include Molly Schuyler, Dave Brunelli, Erik Lamkin, Naader Reda, Kevin Ross and Finnish champion Jesse Pynnönen. A contest for amateurs will also be held.

Kobayashi announces marriage to Maggie James

Takeru Kobayashi posted the following announcement of marriage to his longtime girlfriend / manager Maggie James on twitter last night: (auto-translated)

We have to get married by the Obama administration to close a few hours. It was three days ago marriage, marriage application, marriage license, marriage. (American marriage is a marriage permit and essential) thank you

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In a "drunk confession" on twitter, Joey Chestnut admittted he misses competing against Takeru Kobayashi.
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