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What a hot dog! Kobayashi wolfs down 97 burgers

Japan's Takeru Kobayashi, heralded as the worldwide leader in hot dog eating, can add King of Hamburgers to his title after finishing first at the Krystal Square Off III World Hamburger Eating Championship in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Kobayashi swallowed the previous world record of 69 burgers by downing 97 of Krystal's square hamburgers in the eight-minute contest.

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut finished right behind Kobayashi with 91 hamburgers, and Patrick Bertoletti came in third with 76.

Kobayashi broke his record of 53½ hot dogs this summer by eating 53¾ at the Nathan's Famous annual Independence Day hot dog eating competition on Coney Island.