Another one: Joey Chestnut wins his 15th Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest title

Jul 4 2022, 5:00 pm

Joey Chestnut is on top of the world again.

Competing on Monday in the annual Fourth of July Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, Chestnut devoured 63 hot dogs to claim his 15th crown.

The rules of the contest are pretty simple: eat as many hot dogs (and their buns) in a ten minute span.

The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest event was first established in 1967, and has since become an annual fixture of the Independence Day celebrations on Coney Island in New York.

Chestnut was injured on the day, dealing with a ruptured tendon in his leg, and was using crutches to get around.

“It hurts when I walk, but I can stand, and I can eat. And I’m gonna push it to the limit,” Chestnut told ESPN before the event.

Prior to this year’s event, a 74.5 over/under was set for Chestnut’s total on the day.

Chestnut set a world record last year by eating 76 hot dogs and buns en route to his 14th title.

Joey Chestnut has now won the last six contests, losing in 2015 to fellow American Matt Stonie. Prior to that, he hadn’t lost a contest since 2006, where he fell to Japan’s Takeru Kobayashi. While the two had an ongoing rivalry, Kobayashi then left Major League Eating in 2010 due to a contract dispute, and has not competed in the contest since.

Miki Sudo won the women’s event, eating 40 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

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