LeBron James wasn't the only world-class athlete who made a significant breakthrough yesterday. Joey Chestnut sucked down 59 and 1/2 hot dogs in 12 minutes, breaking Takeru Kobayashi's previous record of 54 and 1/4. The feat was accomplished, as so many notable athletic feats are, at the Arizona Mills Mall in Tempe.

Kobayashi and Chestnut will go esophagus-to-esophagus at Nathan's Famous 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest. Feel the excitement.

Down Goes Kobayashi! [The Sports Oasis]
Man beats world hot dog eating record [Boston Globe]