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    Joey Chestnut & Tim Janus - TAR 30



    Joey Chestnut & Tim Janus
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    Name: Joey Chestnut
    Age: 33
    Instagram: @joey.chestnut
    Twitter: @joeyjaws
    Hometown: San Jose, California
    Current occupation: Competitive Eater

    Describe what you do: I compete in eating contests all around the world for cash prizes. I also represent brands and make appearances.

    Three words to describe you: Goofy, honest, and competitive.

    Favorite hobbies: Fishing and gambling.

    What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?
    I win everything that I try.

    What scares you most about traveling?
    Getting sick.

    What excites you most about traveling?
    Laughing with strangers.

    What country and place would you most like to visit and why?
    Jerusalem. There is so much history.

    What do you hope to accomplish by running the race (other than winning $1 million)?
    Showing myself and the world that competitive eaters are the best at solving problems and have a blast beating people.

    Name: Tim Janus
    Age: 41
    Instagram:@timothyjanus
    Twitter: @eaterx
    Hometown: New York, New York

    Current Occupation: Waiter/Bartender/Manager/Competitive Eater

    Describe what you do: I am a waiter at a very comfortable, high-end pizza/wine bar. I'm an on-hiatus competitive eater, named Eater X, one of the best in the whole wide world! I'm also the world burping champion, according to the World Burping Federation.

    Three words to describe you: Determined, loyal, and daydreamer.

    Favorite hobbies: Skiing, sleeping, crossword puzzles, and reading the news and trying to understand this world.

    What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?
    I was the third eater ever to eat 50 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Joey was the second. Nobody believed I could do it until I did it, but I worked hard and surprised everybody. I felt like I did what I once thought was impossible, and in general I'm proud of myself anytime I persevere.

    What scares you most about traveling?
    Nothing. It's an adventure. I'm on vacation. Who cares?

    What excites you most about traveling?
    I love learning new things about people and customs. People do things differently all around the world, and it's easy for us to believe that our way is somehow better or makes more sense than somebody else's. But when you travel and you're open to learning, you see that every way is valid and worthwhile and worthy of respect. We do things a certain way because that's what took hold where we are, not because our ways are any better than anybody else's. I really enjoy being reminded of that again and again and again by seeing it firsthand.

    What country and place would you most like to visit and why?
    Australia. I love it down thereóthe land, the animals, the accents. If I get eliminated in Australia, I may never come home.

    What do you hope to accomplish by running the race (other than winning $1 million)?
    It would be a lot of fun for me to hang out and goof around with Joey. We've always lived on opposite coasts, and we've always competed against each other. We're friends, and we've traveled together for contests, but we've always been rivals. Win or lose, it'd be cool to bond over this adventure and this shared goal.

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    Re: Joey Chestnut & Tim Janus - TAR 30

    Well, these two should have any eating challenges in the bag.
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    It was me. I let the dogs out.

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    Re: Joey Chestnut & Tim Janus - TAR 30

    What scares you most about traveling?
    Getting sick.
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    Re: Joey Chestnut & Tim Janus - TAR 30

    Joey Chestnut??? Literally have never seen this guy in any other capacity than stuffing food down his throat on July 4th, so this should be interesting.

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    Re: Joey Chestnut & Tim Janus - TAR 30

    Tim Janus comes across as a thoughtful, intelligent and well read person. I like him.
    Well, I won't back down/No I won't back down/You can stand me up at the gates of hell/But I won't back down
    No I'll stand my ground//And I'll keep this world from draggin' me down/Gonna stand my ground/Well I know what's right/I got just one life/In a world that keeps on pushin' me around/But I'll stand my ground/And I won't back down-Tom Petty

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    Re: Joey Chestnut & Tim Janus - TAR 30

    Quote Originally Posted by JORY'sMom View Post
    Joey Chestnut??? Literally have never seen this guy in any other capacity than stuffing food down his throat on July 4th, so this should be interesting.
    Never heard of him before this race, I hate these food stuffing contests though
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    Joey Chestnut & Tim Janus - TAR 30

    Quote Originally Posted by Fanny Mare View Post
    Never heard of him before this race, I hate these food stuffing contests though
    Heís seriously a legend in that world. He took down a Japanese guy some years back who had held that hot dog title for years, and he hasnít looked back. I think itís affected his teeth though. :/
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