Monday, June 25, 2007

Kobayashi develops jaw arthritis

Takeru 'Tsunami' said he can only open his mouth to make a gap the size of a fingertip after being diagnosed with 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 sixth straight title at the annual July 4 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating contest on New York's Coney Island.

Kobayashi was a minor celeb due to his ability to eat 53 hot dogs in 12 minutes. He trained year-round for his competitions - it was his only employment. Bummer.
Entire article here

Source: digg & daily telegraph

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