Chestnut Wins Hot Dog Eating Crown [VIDEO]
Joey Chestnut reclaimed his Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog crown with an impressive 70 hot dogs consumed at the Fourth of July event on Monday afternoon.
Chestnut, who lost the event a year ago, claimed the defeat last time around was his motivation into getting the mustard yellow belt back this time around. He was able to set a new event record with the 70 hot dogs and buns, a record that was previously held by Chestnut at 69.
Matt Stonie the defending champion had just 53 dogs in the event and was outpaced early on by the eventual champion.
The event was held at Cony Island in New York and was hosted by George Shea of Major League Eating, a former Bangor, ME native.