With the Empire State Building in the background and a live ESPN broadcast of the Nathan's Coney Island Hot Dog competition showing beside him on an outdoor plasma screen, Takeru Kobayashi, right, ... more 
With the Empire State Building in the background and a live ESPN broadcast of the Nathan's Coney Island Hot Dog competition showing beside him on an outdoor plasma screen, Takeru Kobayashi, right, eats Nathan's hot dogs by himself, during an unofficial contest Monday July 4, 2011 in New York. Kobayashi, who was ineligible to compete in the Coney Island competition because he won't sign an exclusive contract with Major League Eating, ate 69 Nathan's hot dogs in 10 minutes. The winner of the Coney Island contest, Joey Chestnut, foreground center on the plasma screen, ate 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Tina Fineberg
Mon, Jul 4, 2011 3:00 PM EDT