Champion eater Joey Chestnut pulled off a three-peat by downing 68 hot dogs in Nathan's Coney Island contest yesterday, the New York Daily News reports. Chestnut's rival Takeru Kobayashi consumed a mere 64 franks in the annual faceoff. There was little suspense during the 10-minute bout, as Chestnut developed a two-dog lead right out of the gate.
"I knew it would be hard to beat me," said Chestnut. "After the second minute I knew my body was cooperating. It was such a good day. I've never eaten that many before." A spectator added that "as a doctor, I can say this is probably not healthy, but it's fun to watch."