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Joey Chestnut: Nathan's Famous contest winner eats 70 hot dogs

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Taking the Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating championship title once again, San Jose, California’s Joey “Jaws” Chestnut upset last year’s winner, Matt Stonie, at the annual Fourth of July hot dog eating contest on Coney Island. 

Chowing down 70 dogs and buns in 10 minutes, Chestnut ate 17 more franks than Stonie, earning not only this year’s Mustard Yellow International Belt, but also breaking his own world record for most wieners eaten in a major competition. He previously set the bar in 2013, consuming 69 hot dogs and buns in the same time period, and later finishing 73 1/2 in a qualifying run for this year’s event.

Chestnut won eight hot dog eating competitions in a row before Stonie upset at last year’s Nathan’s Famous challenge

In the women’s division, reigning champion Miki Sudo won for a third straight year, eating 38 1/2 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. 

Watch Chestnut finish the last of his 70 dogs in the video below.

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