Army Spc. Kristopher Adams ate 11 more hot dogs in 10 minutes than famed hot dog eating champion Takeru Kobayashi. Too bad Kobayashi was sitting out this year’s Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest over a contract dispute with Major League Eating — he did however manage to spend the night in jail after storming the stage.
Sadly, Adams placed last at Coney Island, a solid 43 hot dogs behind the champion, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, who said he was disappointed by his performance after putting away 54 hot dogs. Adams was able to take his place next to some of America’s gluttonous heroes — including “Eater X” Tim Janus, Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas and Chestnut — by winning a hot dog eating contest held at Fort Bragg in June, where scarfed down 13 frankfurters.
Better luck next year, Spc. Adams. After Action would also recommend coming up with a flashy nickname to go with a larger stomach. We’re trying to find out now what effects this will have on his forthcoming PT test.