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Happy birthday to the land of the free and the home of the hot dogs. Yes, it’s the Fourth of July again, meaning Americans flock to Coney Island to watch in amazement or disgust the 98th annual Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest.
To win one hot dog eating contest, one must be disciplined in the art of food consumption. To win seven — consecutively, mind you — one must be a god among hot dog mortals.
Joey Chestnut took home yet another Nathan’s Mustard Yellow Belt while breaking his own record. After chowing down 68 hot dogs and buns in 2009 and 2012, he upped the ante by one, eating 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes.
On the women’s side of the competition, only three-quarters of a hot dog made a difference on Thursday, as Sonya Thomas – also known as “The Black Widow” – just barely out-ate Juliet Lee. In ten minutes’ time, the two took down 36 hot dogs each, but Thomas managed to find a surge of hunger, ending the count with 36 and three-quarters to take home the title.
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Joey Chestnut is a monster and has won his 7th hot dog eating title in a row. The man threw back 69 hot dogs today in under 10 minutes and America (mainly) took to Twitter to express their feelings on the feat. As expected, it was quite sad and Murica’ like. [Video via The Big Lead] Joey Chestnut consumed $217.35 of Nathan's Famous hot dogs in 10 minutes. — PayneInsider...
Joey Chestnut has downed 69 franks and devoured his own record in the annual Coney Island hot dog eating contest.
The San Jose, Calif., man known as Jaws scarfed down the dogs and buns to win the Fourth of July men's contest. He takes home $10,000 and a mustard-yellow champion's belt.
Sonya Thomas, a 100-pound dynamo known as the "Black Widow" of competitive eating...
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Joey Chestnut is king of the competitive eating world once again.On Thursday, the American captured his seventh straight Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest title, downing a record 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes. The mark passed the previous record of 68 dogs and buns set by Chestnut in 2012.The outlook for Chestnut breaking the record didn't look good near the end of the dubious...
As I was watching the world’s greatest eater chow down on 69 Nathan’s Hot Dogs Thursday morning, I started to wonder about Joey Chestnut’s standing in the world of sports. Where does the man known as “Jaws” rank compared to the other greatest athletes in their prospective sports? Is he just a 4th of July sensation?
Of course, some will argue he’s not an athlete at all...
Video: Breaks his own world record
Seven-time hot dog eating champion Joey Chestnut entered the ESPN Sports Science testing center to show how exactly he has gained his fame.
Joey “Jaws” Chestnut managed to eat 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win his 7th straight Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on the 4th of July. This was both impressive and disgusting at the same time.
Joey Chestnut consumed $217.35 of Nathan's Famous hot dogs in 10 minutes.
— PayneInsider.com (@PayneInsider) July 4, 2013
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56 game hitting streak. 100 point game. 69 hot dogs.
When it comes to the greatest sports records of all time, eating 69 hot dogs is... disgusting. But Joey Chestnut set a new world record Thursday, forcing that many hot dogs into his face hole without vomiting during the 2013 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. Joe DiMaggio would be so proud.
(Video via Awful Announcing)
It's the Fourth of July, and around the country, athletes and teams are paying tribute.
There's still plenty of time left in the day for some late contenders, but so far we have to declare John Daly the patriotic winner for this flashy ensemble he sported during his Thursday round at the Greenbrier Classic:
Kudos to you, John . . . even if crazy pants...
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