logo
Featured on 40:     F-15c Crash     Fall Previews!     MDA Show of Strength     Back to School Pix     Weather Discussion    
share on facebook share on twitter
Breaking News
Serious Crash Closes Route 5 in Easthampton Read more

Chestnut Downs 69 Dogs to Win 7th-Straight Contest

AP Photo

AP Photo

By NICK DIVITO
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Joey Chestnut has downed 69 franks and devoured his own record in the annual hot dog eating contest.

The San Jose, Calif., man known as Jaws scarfed down the dogs and buns to win the Fourth of July contest. He takes home $10,000 and a mustard-yellow champion’s belt.

The total beat his personal best by one wiener. Last year, Chestnut won the competition with 62 hot dogs.

Second place went to Matt Stone with 51 hot dogs.

Chestnut has now bested his former rival, Takeru Kobayashi, with seven wins. Kobayashi competed in a different eating contest Thursday.

Sonya “Black Widow” Thomas eked out a narrow victory in the women’s race by scarfing nearly 37 hot dogs.

WGGB encourages readers to share their thoughts and engage in healthy dialogue about the issues. Comments containing personal attacks, profanity, offensive language or advertising will be removed. Please use the report comment function for any posts you feel should be reviewed. Thank you.

Comments

WGGB encourages readers to share their thoughts and engage in healthy dialogue about the issues. Comments containing personal attacks, profanity, offensive language or advertising will be removed. Please use the report comment function for any posts you feel should be reviewed. Thank you.
blog comments powered by Disqus