Joey Chestnut Ate 61 Hot Dogs, Won His 8th Consecutive Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

By Stephen Douglas

Joey Chestnut won his 8th consecutive Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. Officially, Chestnut devoured 61 hot dogs. It came down to the wire, but Chestnut held off 22-year old Matt Stonie, the second-ranked competitive eater in the world. (56 hot dogs and buns) It was everything you want from a sporting competition on the 4th of July in Coney Island – The number 1 and number 2 ranked competitive eaters in the world, smashing hot dogs into their faces. Chestnut fell short of his goal of 70, but that was probably because of the soggy conditions. (“Hot dogs were slow today.” – Joey Chestnut) Tim Janus ate 44 hot dogs for the bronze medal.

If you were wondering what is currently happening inside the body of Joey Chestnut, Sports Science answered that question. It is both disgusting and amazing.

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