Big Upset! Champ Loses in Hot Dog Eating Contest

Matt 'Megatoad' Stonie is your new victor
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 4, 2015 12:29 PM CDT
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams watches Joey Chestnut, left, and Matt Stonie, right, during a news conference to promote the contest.   (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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(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 Matt "Megatoad" Stonie. Chestnut managed to put down 60 dogs and buns in 10 minutes, while Stonie finished 62. (That's seven shy of Chestnut's 2013 record.) It's amazing, says Stonie. "I just didn't find my rhythm," explains Chestnut. Earlier, Miki Sudo polished off 38 to win her second straight women's title.

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