The most hotdogs eaten in 3 minutes was 6 and was achieved by Takeru Kobayashi (Japan) for Bikkuri Chojin 100 Special #2 (Fuji TV) at Kashiwanohakoen Sogokyogijo, Kashiwa, Japan, on 25 August 2009.
Takeru Kobayashi (b. 15 March 1978) is a Japanese competitive eater and a member of the International Federation of Competitive Eating (IFOCE). He has won the hot dog eating competition for nearly six years, and is ranked third in the world for competitive eating according to the International Federation of Competitive Eating.
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