Left: Takeru Kobayashi, center, raises his finger in victory; photo courtesy of AP
(Sheboygan, WI) Takeru Kobayashi consumed 58 bratwursts in 10 minutes today, setting a new record at the Johnsonville World Brat Eating Championship.
"They're good," Kobayashi said through a translator. "I want to take some home."
The 160-pound resident of Nagano, Japan, also beat 22-year-old Joey Chestnut of San Jose, CA in this year's Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest on the Fourth of July in New York.
"Brats are a little bit harder to eat," Kobayashi said. "With hot dogs, it's more volume. You're actually dipping the buns in water."
Kobayashi earned $8,000 for his efforts. The contest was sanctioned by the International Federation of Competitive Eating (IFOCE).