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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.



I never even knew there was such a thing as the International Federation of Competitive Eating.

But there is, and one of my neighbors, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut is ranked second in the world.

Takeru “Tsunami” Kobayashi is ranked 1st.

Joey Chestnut holds the world record of 59.5 HDBs in 12 minutes.

But Takeru Kobayashi is still the champ. The only one to beat Kobayashi was an elephant in a cabbage eating contest.

The two will face off next Wednesday in New York at the

annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Joey Chestnut






Takeru Kobayashi




Other Posts about Takeru Kobayashi

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Takeru “Tsunami” Kobayashi Ready to Defend His Nathan Hot Dog Eating Crown against Joey “Jaws” Chestnut

Speed Eating Champ, Takeru ‘Tsunami’ Kobayashi, Suffers Professional Injury

Japanese Speed Eating Champ, Takeru Kobayashi, Gobbles Up Krystal Hamburger Record


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Bill Belew

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