It's been a question since the dawn of time, "What are human beings capable of?" Every single day, we seem to go a little bit further, or a little bit higher. 100 years ago, Usain Bolt's 9.58 second 100m record or a sub 2-hour marathon was though to be absolutely ridiculous, yet here we are. You might think the sky is the limit, and we'll just keep getting better and better.
James Smoliga, a sports medicine specialist at High Point University in North Carolina who dug through the numbers calls that a "Usain Bolt-type performance", in eating hot dogs. This idea is based off data from 39 years of the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. His cites the 'evolution' of competitive eaters, who used to be just big, hungry dudes, but now they've become dedicated, trained, specialized eating machines.
He also says that humans can eat faster than bears and coyotes, which is neat I guess.