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Japanese eater fails to beat Kiwi's pizza record

Monday 15 Nov 2010 9:46 p.m.

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Rest easy - a New Zealander still holds the world record for downing a 12-inch pizza, despite a spirited challenge by Japan's Takeru Kobayashi.

Kobayashi may have won the famous hot dog eating competition six times, but he struggled with the knife and fork required for the pizza contest.

His time of two minutes and three seconds was well short of the world record of one minute and 45 seconds set by Kiwi Josh Anderson in 2008.

Kobayashi blamed his failure on the pizza being too soft, but at Sports Tonight, we think he's the one that needs to harden up.

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