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