Joey Chestnut Wins Sixth Title
That ties him with Kobayashi for most wins
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 4, 2012 12:10 PM CDT
Joey Chestnut raises his arm in victory after winning his fifth Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating World Championship in this July 4, 2011 file photo. He won again today.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

(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, according to Bleacher Report. Chestnut utterly chewed up the competition; second-place finisher Eater X managed only 52 dogs, just edging out Deep Dish Bertoletti's 51. Earlier, Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas repeated as champion in the women's competition.