• SHARE

Competitive eating legend Takeru Kobayashi devoured the American dream until it chewed him up and spat him out again.

Now a new documentary on American sports media network ESPN is inviting viewers to digest the details of his remarkable career and take a closer look at the man who has been dubbed “the godfather of competitive eating.”

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)