New Record: Kobayashi Scarfs 337 Chicken Wings

In just half an hour
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2012 12:38 PM CST
New Record: Kobayashi Scarfs 337 Chicken Wings
Japanese competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi shows off his new ring after winning SportsRadio WIP’s Wing Bowl 2012 eating contest eating contest Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 in Philadelphia.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Competitive eating legend Takeru Kobayashi wolfed down 337 chicken wings in half an hour today in Philadelphia, shattering the previous record of 255, set just last year. Some 20,000 spectators turned up for Wing Bowl XX, and Kobayashi took home a $20,000 cash prize, the AP reports. It was Kobayashi's first year at the Bowl, the Philadelphia Inquirer notes. "I could probably eat another 100 wings or so," he said afterward. (Read more Takeru Kobayashi stories.)

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