Thursday, July 05, 2007

New Hot Dog Eating Contest Winner Joey Chestnut

Joe Chestnut, an American, beat Takeru Kobayashi, the Japanese five-year consecutive winner of Nathan's Hot-Dog Eating Contest held yesterday July 4th 2007 at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island Brooklyn. The new record is 66 hot dogs and buns. Kobayashi trailed behind Chestnut with just short of 3 dogs and franks at the moment the 12 minutes were up.

Chestnut had broken Kobayashi's last record of 53 1/2 this past June by stuffing down 59 1/2 dogs and franks. Many feel this was Kobayashi's best performance. And perhaps it would have not turned out the way it did if Kobayashi did not suffer from a recent chiropractic treatment due to a sore jaw. He had also mentioned at one point that he was not going to compete this year.

Joey Chestnut is a 24 year old competitive eater from San Jose California.

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