Joey Chestnut wins Nathan's hot dog eating contest

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut has upset Matt Stonie to regain the championship title at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 4: Joey Chestnut competes in the annual Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island July 4, 2016 in New York City. Joey Chestnut re-took the crown, eating 70 hot dogs and beating last year's winner Matt Stonie's 53 hot dogs consumed.

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 4: Joey Chestnut competes in the annual Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island July 4, 2016 in New York City. Joey Chestnut re-took the crown, eating 70 hot dogs and beating last year's winner Matt Stonie's 53 hot dogs consumed. (7/4/16)

NEW YORK (AP) - Joey "Jaws" Chestnut has upset Matt Stonie to regain the championship title at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island.
    
Chestnut downed 70 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes on Monday, beating out Stonie by 17 dogs.
    
Both men are from San Jose, California.
    
Chestnut's 70 dogs were the most ever eaten at a competition. In 2013, he set a world record by eating 69 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.
    
The 32-year-old Chestnut had won eight straight competitions in a row before losing the Mustard Yellow International Belt to Stonie last year in an upset.
    
Contest officials said Chestnut set a new record last month when he ate 73 1/2 hot dogs and buns during a qualifying event.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

An oil truck struck and killed a woman 1 Police: Pedestrian struck, killed on Bruckner Blvd.
VIDEO: Deal reached on Rockland sheriff's deputies contract 2 VIDEO: Deal reached on Rockland sheriff's deputies contract
VIDEO: Brooklyn artist pays tribute to slain EMT 3 VIDEO: Brooklyn artist pays tribute to slain EMT
Fire officials say the fire broke out on 4 Homeowner reportedly hospitalized after Putnam Valley house fire
VIDEO: FDNY hangs bunting at slain EMT's station 5 VIDEO: FDNY hangs bunting at slain EMT's station

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE