TMZ obtained footage of Kobayashi’s UNBELIEVABLE feat … which he accomplished on a Manhattan rooftop … miles from the OFFICIAL Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Championship at Coney Island. TK wasn’t allowed to compete at the Coney Island eat-off because he wouldn’t sign a contract with Major League Eating.
So, in protest … Kobayashi did his own thing. Of course, Joey Chestnut won the Nathan’s title with 62 dogs … but Kobayashi put down 69!!!!!!
Chestnut later remarked, “It wasn’t a competition … It was no different than what I do at practice on my own and I’m able to break a record at my house.”
So, we gotta ask …