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Takeru Kobayashi (The Tsunami)
Nagano, Japan
40 (b. 1978 Mar 15) M 5' 7" 170 lb. None
professional eater
takeru-kobayashi.com

2018 Apr 71st 154tacos10 min Gringo Bandito Taco Eating Contest Dana Point, CA extends post-MLE winning streak
2017 Apr 81st$5,000.00 159tacos? Gringo Bandito Taco Eating Contest Dana Point, CA
2016 Aug 11st$4,000.00 49slices12 min Let Em Eat 7 Barrie, ON, Canada Takeru Kobayashi ate 49 slices to take home his 7 th Let Them Eat Championship Sunday August 1 2016 in Barrie Ontario . Kobayashi has a perfect 7-0 record at 7 Let Them Eat Championships . Kobayashi takes home a cool $4000 Canadian Dollars .
2016 Jul 291st$5,000.00 137tacos10 min Gringo Bandito Taco Eating Contest Las Vegas, NV 150 before deductions
2015 Oct 241st$5,000.00 144tacos10 min Gringo Bandito Taco Eating Challenge Redondo Beach, CA new record
2015 Oct 171st 48brain tacos8 min World Brain Eating Championship Minneapolis, MN
2015 Sep 261st 32dumplings0m30s Kobayashi Dumpling Exhibition Manhattan, NY
2015 Sep 231st$5,000.00 16 lb. walking taco 1m45sKickapoo Joy Juice Taco Trough Takedown Chicago, IL Sept 22
2015 Aug 31st$3,000.00 50slices12 min Let Em Eat 6 Barrie, ON, Canada
2015 Jul 41st 35hot dogs10 min KOBAYASHI JULY 4TH HOT DOG/PINGPONG MADNESS New York, NY
2014 Oct 111st 51brain tacos? The World Brain Eating Championship Minneapolis, MN 3 short of Joey Chestnut's 2013 total
2014 Sep 11st$8,000.00 130tacos10 min Gringo Bandito Taco Eating Challenge Redondo Beach, CA 140 pre deductions, bllled as world record
2014 Aug 41st$2,500.00 62slices12 min Let 'em Eat 5 Barrie, ON, Canada
2014 Jul 41st 113hot dogs10 min Hot Dog Insanity Manhattan, NY
2013 Oct 28? 32slices3 min Chompionship Finals Exhibition Toronto, ON, Canada
2013 Oct 61st$3,000.00 42slices12 min Let 'em Eat 4 Barrie, ON, Canada
2013 Jul 211st$5,000.00 87tacos10 min Gringo Bandito Taco Challenge Huntington Beach, CA
2013 Jul 41st$15,000.00 67hot dogs10 min Hot Dog Eating Contest Manhattan, NY
2012 Sep 161st$3,000.00 40slices12 min Let 'em Eat: Thrice Barrie, ON, Canada
2012 Aug 111st$5,000.00 106tacos10 min Gringo Bandito Taco Challenge Huntington Beach, CA
2012 Jul 41st$15,000.00 58.5hot dogs10 min Crif Dog Classic Brooklyn, NY originally announced at 68.5
2012 Mar 111st 13sandwiches1 min Grilled Cheese Sandwich Eating Contest Austin, TX
2012 Feb 31st$20,000.00 337wings30 min Wing Bowl 20 Philadelphia, PA 165 1st round / 317 2nd round, record
2011 Nov 23? 7.5pounds10 min Takeru Kobayashi turkey record attempt Manhattan, NY
2011 Sep 51st$5,000.00 49hot dogs10 min West Coast Hot Dog Eating Championship Mission Viejo, CA
2011 Aug 211st$3,000.00 43slices12 min Pie Eating Contest Barrie, ON, Canada 3 more than 2010
2011 Aug 31st$5,000.00 81tacos10 min Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce Taco Challenge Huntington Beach, CA first US contest in 22 months
2010 Aug 221st$1,500.00 40slices12 min Pizza Eating Contest Barrie, ON, Canada first contest in 11 months
2010 May 92nd 370shrimp wontons 8 minCP Biggest Eater - men Singapore, Singapore
2010 Mar 81st 29meatballs1 min Guinness meatball record attempt Brooklyn, NY previous listed record was 26
2009 Sep 271st$20,000.00 93points8 min Krystal Square Off finals Chattanooga, TN 68 Krystals 5 Big Angus
2009 Jul 42nd$5,000.00 64.5hot dogs10 min Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Brooklyn, NY personal best
2009 May 301st 5.75p'zones6 min P'Zone Chow-lenge Culver City, CA
2008 Dec 26? 72ounces10 min Kobayashi IFOCE fruitcake record attempt Manhattan, NY fails to surpass Sonya Thomas' & Badlands Booker's 2003 marks
2008 Sep 283rd$5,000.00 84burgers8 min Krystal Square Off finals Chattanooga, TN received 2 burger deduction, costing him $5000
2008 Sep 201st 89burgers8 min Krystal Square Off qualifier Birmingham, AL qualifier record
2008 Jul 271st 5.419kg satay12 min Singapore Challenge Singapore
2008 Jul 42nd$5,000.00 59hot dogs10 min Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Brooklyn, NY lost 5 hot dog eat off
2007 Oct 107th 2.46pounds8 min MLE Chowdown - whole turkeys Las Vegas, NV
2007 Oct 93rd 3.12pounds8 min MLE Chowdown - chicken wings Las Vegas, NV first time finishing out of top 2 in contest
2007 Jul 42nd$5,000.00 63hot dogs12 min Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Brooklyn, NY appeared to have a reversal near contest end
2006 Oct 281st$10,000.00 97burgers8 min Krystal Square Off finals Chattanooga, TN +28 PB
2006 Sep 231st$10,000.00 41lobster rolls10 min GoldenPalace.net Lobster Roll-Eating Challenge Boston, MA
2006 Aug 51st$8,000.00 58sausages10 min Johnsonville Brat-Eating World Championship Sheboygan, WI
2006 Jul 41st 53.75hot dogs12 min Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Brooklyn, NY
2005 Nov 191st$10,000.00 67burgers8 min Krystal Square Off finals Chattanooga, TN
2005 Aug 141st$2,500.00 100roasted pork buns 12 minWhampoa Asia Eating Championship - Finals Hong Kong, China
2005 Aug 131st 83steamed dumplings 12 minWhampoa Asia Eating Championship - Semifinals Hong Kong, China
2005 Jul 131st$5,000.00 ?pounds tailgate platter 15 minAlka Seltzer U.S. Open of Competitive Eating Finals Las Vegas, NV
2005 Jul 121st$1,250.00 ?pounds chopped salad 7 minAlka Seltzer U.S. Open of Competitive Eating Round 3: 1-8 Las Vegas, NV
2005 Jul 121st$2,500.00 72potato skins12 min Alka Seltzer U.S. Open of Competitive Eating Semifinals : 1-4 Las Vegas, NV
2005 Jul 111st$750.00 ?pounds cheese fries 5 minAlka Seltzer U.S. Open of Competitive Eating Round 1 : 1-32 Las Vegas, NV
2005 Jul 111st$500.00 13pounds pasta14 min Alka Seltzer U.S. Open of Competitive Eating Round 2 : 1-16 Las Vegas, NV record
2005 Jul 41st 49hot dogs12 min Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Brooklyn, NY
2004 Nov 131st$10,000.00 69burgers8 min Krystal Square Off finals Chattanooga, TN
2004 Nov 71st 50burgers8 min Krystal Square Off qualifier Jacksonville, FL
2004 Jul 41st 53.5hot dogs12 min Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Brooklyn, NY
2003 Jul 41st 44.5hot dogs12 min Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Brooklyn, NY
2002 Jul 41st 50.5hot dogs12 min Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Brooklyn, NY appeared to vomit slightly
2001 Jul 41st 50hot dogs12 min Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Brooklyn, NY
Money won: $218,500.00 Points won: 24

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