Joey Chestnut Sets New Record
He and Sonja 'the Black Widow' Thomas both repeat as champs
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jul 4, 2013 12:23 PM CDT
Michael Bloomberg watches and Joey Chestnut and Sonya Thomas face off while eating hot dogs after the official weigh-in for the Nathan's hot dog eating contest, July 3, 2013 at City Hall park.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(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 Nation reports. The total tops his own personal best of 68, a record he shared with absent archrival Kobayashi. Doubting oddsmakers had set his over/under at just 63.5 dogs.

Thomas—aka "the Black Widow"—also kept her crown for another year, but just barely. Thomas managed just 36 and three-quarters dogs, narrowly edging out Juliet Lee, who devoured 36 even, the AP reports. Thomas, who has won every year since Nathan began holding a separate women's competition in 2011, ate a record 45 dogs last year.

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Johnnyslapp
Jul 5, 2013 9:26 AM CDT
I bet my girlfriend could slam more down than 36. No chewing.. Lol
JUNIORHIGHTOWERTEXAN
Jul 5, 2013 7:40 AM CDT
this here is a real american not like them that kenionesian in them whitehouse he is worlds best and i think probably from Texas cause weuns is winners. Texas Texas Pride Texas Strong Texas
MissionSparta
Jul 5, 2013 2:15 AM CDT
Why is this listed under sports....oh...and those of you making fun of America....F'U you hypocritical spuds.