The greatest eater who ever lived

Who is the greatest athlete in the world today? No, not Lance Armstrong. Not Tiger Woods. The correct answer is ... Kobayashi.

Updated: August 1, 2005, 3:10 PM ET
By Brian Murphy | Special to Page 2

His is a summer of unparalleled dominance, of achievements that will live on through the ages, tales told from generation to generation.

It is time The Cooler honored him.

He stands alone in his craft; history is his only company.

Yes, even Lance Armstrong and Tiger Woods should stand today and raise a platter of ribs to the great and legendary Kobayashi.

Kobayashi's efforts, seen this past weekend on ESPN at the U.S. Open of Competitive Eating, give us the ...

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