Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Competition on Coney Island took place earlier today and the winner was Joey Chestnut! Joey broke the record by chowing down on 69 wieners!
Joey Chestnut was the winner of the competition last year eating 62 hot dogs – 68 was a personal record and this year he surpassed it – by 1 dog. What exactly does the winner of a hot dog eating contest win? Well, Joey got to go home with the $10,000 grand prize and a mustard-yellow championship belt.
Chestnut killed the competition – the second place winner, Matt Stonie only ate 51 franks. We know you’re wondering about the women’s competition…Sonya “Black Widow” Thomas came in first with 37 hot dogs. I’m gagging already.