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Wednesday, June 27, 2021

And you thought turf toe was a bogus sports-related injury. International competitive-eating superstar Takeru “Tsunami” Kobayashi will not be able to down another 50-plus hot dogs this year, due to jaw arthritis:

In an entry on his blog entitled “Occupational hazard,” Kobayashi said: “My jaw refused to fight any more.”

The injury occurred only a week after the slender 29-year-old started training to win his seventh straight title at the annual July 4 Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating event on New York’s Coney Island.

“I feel ashamed that I couldn’t notice the alarm bells set off by my own body,” he said. “But with the goal to win another title with a new record, I couldn’t stop my training so close to the competition.

“I was continuing my training and bearing with the pain but finally I destroyed my jaw.”

Let that be a lesson to you kids: Easy on the weiners. Especially you kids.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 06/27/2007 09:03:33 AM
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