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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Jaw arthritis could keep US in lead

Earlier this month I posted about how the US had reclaimed the hot dog eating world record from Japan. Thanks to Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, we were able to reclaim the title from Takeru Kobayashi. At the time, Takeru said he was training hard for the upcoming 4th of July hot dog eating contest on Coney Island, Brooklyn. Now it seems that he has developed arthritis of the jaw. He claims he can only open his jaws a small way, hampering his hot dog eating abilities. At this time, he is receiving treatment and is still hopeful that he will be able to compete in the 4th of July contest.

BBC News story here: Japan speed-eater's jaw arthritis
Check out his Blog post: Takeru-Kobayashi Blog: Vocational disease

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