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