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Joey Chestnut Wins Nathan's July 4th Hot Dog Eating Contest

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It's America's favorite July 4th tradition:  The Annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, held at Nathan's in Coney Island. And this year's competition is particularly tantalizing: Current champion Takeru Kobayashi has been having jaw pains, while Joey Chestnut broke the hot dog eating record, by scarfing down 59.5 at a June event.  

Takeru Kobayashi ate 63 dogs to secure second place, which means Joey Chestnut has brought the Mustard Belt back to America by eating an insane 66 dogs!

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audience celebrates

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khau.khan's picture
i go to cooney island once in a while but i keep missing this festival - anyways seeing the swarm of people i think i was better staying away - and who can eat 64 hot dogs - that is nuts Bon Appetite!
The.Tortilla.Guy's picture
Cool I like Coney Island and Hot dogs !!!The Tortilla Guy
JennaSand's picture
ABOUT time America! I know Chestnut and Patrick have really been trying to take it away from Kobayashi, but it's about time! GOOD JOB CHESTNUT! "Science It's What's for Dinner" Alton Brown Good Eats