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Shattering Barriers

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To listen to this reflection as a podcast, click here. “Your legs are thinner than my arms!” That’s how one of the contestants at Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest on Coney Island on July 4, 2001, mocked the new guy. The new guy was Takeru Kobayashi, a 23-year-old Japanese economics student who had taken up competitive eating as a way to pay his light… Read more »