Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

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Big Upset! Champ Loses in Hot Dog Eating Contest

Matt 'Megatoad' Stonie is your new victor

(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... More »

Joey Chestnut Wins Hot Dog Contest, Fiancee

He didn't set a record, but he did score a future wife

(Newser) - What Joey Chestnut went into today hoping: That he'd be able to scarf down a record 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes, and that Neslie Ricasa would say yes. Though the seven-time champ did manage to notch win No. 8 at the annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July... More »

Joey Chestnut Sets New Record

He and Sonja 'the Black Widow' Thomas both repeat as champs

(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... More »

Joey Chestnut Wins Sixth Title

That ties him with Kobayashi for most wins

(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,... More »

'Black Widow' Repeats as Women's Hot Dog Champ

She eats record 45 dogs

(Newser) - Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas devoured a record 45 hot dogs to win her second straight championship in the women's half of the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest today, CNN reports. The total beats Thomas' previous record of 41 dogs. "My... More »

Mayor at Hot Dog Weigh-In: 'Who Wrote This Sh*t?'

Mayor can't take the puns at Nathan's event

(Newser) - Mayor Michael Bloomberg was on hand yesterday for the contestant weigh-in at the annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating World Championship, but he couldn't quite choke down all the puns in his prepared remarks. The mayor was forced to recite lines like, "Let's be frank. This... More »

Kobayashi Didn't Really Set Hot Dog Record

Video shows his scorekeeper lost count

(Newser) - By now, you’ve probably heard that outcast eating champ Takeru Kobayashi gobbled down 69 hot dogs on a Manhattan rooftop in a renegade contest while the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest was happening nearby—which would have been good for a world record if he had been... More »

Joey Chestnut Eats 62 Hot Dogs, Wins Again

Sonya Thomas, meanwhile, wins first women's competition

(Newser) - Joey Chestnut is still the top dog in the world of competitive hot dog devouring. This year’s Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest was close for only the first few minutes, before “Jaws” ran away with it, scarfing down 62 hot dogs, ESPN reports. Takeru Kobayashi was... More »

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