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Most Intriguing Person, July 2

Getty Images   He's one of the most decorated athletes in the history of the sport of eating.  Takeru Kobayashi has won the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest six consecutive times (from 2001-2006).  He's been living and training in New York since March, for this year's contest.  But he's fighting a contract with event organizers, saying it bars him from competing elsewhere in the U.S.