Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

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16-Time Champ Joey Chestnut Banned From Hot-Dog Eating Contest

Due to a conflict with one of the competitive eater's new sponsors

(Newser) - Joey Chestnut, who's won the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest every 4th of July for the past eight consecutive years, and 16 times overall, is banned from this year's Independence Day event. The problem? The competitive eater has taken a sponsorship deal with Impossible Foods, which...

At Hot Dog Eating Contest, They Were Their Own Biggest Rivals

Miki Sudo, Joey Chestnut defended titles at Nathan's but failed to beat personal bests

(Newser) - Defending champion Miki Sudo forced down 39 1/2 hot dogs and buns to claim a ninth women's title in Nathan's Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, before stormy weather moved in and delayed the men's competition. Sudo beat Mayoi Ebihara's 33 1/2 hot dogs...

Record Set In First Hot Dog Eating Contest Since Pandemic

Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut ate one more dog and bun than he did last year

(Newser) - Chowdown champ Joey “Jaws” Chestnut broke his own record to gulp to a 14th win in the men’s Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Sunday, while Michelle Lesco took the women’s title. Chestnut downed 76 franks and buns in 10 minutes. That’s one more...

Hot Dog Champs Repeat
Hot Dog Champs Repeat

Hot Dog Champs Repeat

Joey Chestnut downs 71, Miki Sudo 31

(Newser) - Joey "Jaws" Chestnut ate 71 wieners and buns to secure his 12th title at Nathan's Famous annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest on Thursday, just a few hot dogs shy of breaking the record he set last year. In front of a crowd of fans and facing...

Here's What Joey Chestnut Ate Before Winning Hot-Dog Title

It's his 11th win in 12 years

(Newser) - Joey Chestnut brought the fireworks Wednesday, clinching not just his 11th victory at the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in New York also a new world record. The 34-year-old managed 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes, a full 11 more than the No. 2 finisher, Carmen Cincotti. The...

Joey Chestnut Sets New World Record for Hot Dog Eating

He consumed 72 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes

(Newser) - Joey Chestnut is only one win away from tying Bill Russell's record 11 championships—granted one played professional basketball and the other just eats a lot of hot dogs. The AP reports Chestnut—who was carried to the stage in a bright-yellow chariot—won the Nathan's Famous hot...

Big Upset! Champ Loses in Hot Dog Eating Contest

Matt 'Megatoad' Stonie is your new victor

(Newser) - "The king is down" proclaims Gothamist . The king's rival "turned the competitive hot-dog-eating world upside down," declares Newsday . This, of course, refers to the annual Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest, where Joey Chestnut lost in his bid for a ninth consecutive championship today to...

Joey Chestnut Wins Hot Dog Contest, Fiancee

He didn't set a record, but he did score a future wife

(Newser) - What Joey Chestnut went into today hoping: That he'd be able to scarf down a record 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes, and that Neslie Ricasa would say yes. Though the seven-time champ did manage to notch win No. 8 at the annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July...

Joey Chestnut Sets New Record
 Joey Chestnut Sets New Record 

Joey Chestnut Sets New Record

He and Sonja 'the Black Widow' Thomas both repeat as champs

(Newser) - Can no one stop the sausage-consuming juggernauts that are Joey Chestnut and Sonja Thomas? Chestnut not only won his seventh-consecutive title today at the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, he set a new world record by scarfing down 69 hot dogs and buns during the ten minutes allotted, SB...

Joey Chestnut Wins Sixth Title
 Joey Chestnut Wins Sixth Title 
Hot Dog Contest

Joey Chestnut Wins Sixth Title

That ties him with Kobayashi for most wins

(Newser) - In a result absolutely everyone saw coming, Joey "Jaws" Chestnut won his sixth straight Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest today, tying his own record by gulping down 68 hot dogs and buns. That ties him with Kobayashi for the most wins of all-time,...

'Black Widow' Repeats as Women's Hot Dog Champ

She eats record 45 dogs

(Newser) - Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas devoured a record 45 hot dogs to win her second straight championship in the women's half of the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest today, CNN reports. The total beats Thomas' previous record of 41 dogs. "My...

Mayor at Hot Dog Weigh-In: 'Who Wrote This Sh*t?'

Mayor can't take the puns at Nathan's event

(Newser) - Mayor Michael Bloomberg was on hand yesterday for the contestant weigh-in at the annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating World Championship, but he couldn't quite choke down all the puns in his prepared remarks. The mayor was forced to recite lines like, "Let's be frank. This...

Kobayashi Didn't Really Set Hot Dog Record

Video shows his scorekeeper lost count

(Newser) - By now, you’ve probably heard that outcast eating champ Takeru Kobayashi gobbled down 69 hot dogs on a Manhattan rooftop in a renegade contest while the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest was happening nearby—which would have been good for a world record if he had been...

Joey Chestnut Wins 2011 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Competition, Kobayashi MIA Again

 Joey Chestnut 
 Eats 62 
 Hot Dogs, 
 Wins Again 
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Joey Chestnut Eats 62 Hot Dogs, Wins Again

Sonya Thomas, meanwhile, wins first women's competition

(Newser) - Joey Chestnut is still the top dog in the world of competitive hot dog devouring. This year’s Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest was close for only the first few minutes, before “Jaws” ran away with it, scarfing down 62 hot dogs, ESPN reports. Takeru Kobayashi was...

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