HOT DOG EATING CHAMPION TAKERU KOBAYASHI WEIGHS IN WITH BLOOMBERG.
Takeru Kobayashi, current world hot dog eating champion from Japan,
officially weighs in for the 88th annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July
International Hot Dog Eating Contest as Mayor Mike Bloomberg looks on
at New York's City Hall July 3, 2003. Last year, Kobayashi doubled the
world record in hot dog eating by downing 50 1/2 hot dogs and buns in
12 minutes. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton