Joey Chestnut eats 72 hot dogs, wins 10th Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest title

Joey Chestnut wanted 80 hot dogs, but 72 was more than enough to win his 10th Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest title. The man know as "Jaws" scarfed two more hot dogs than the 70 he ate last year to beat his own world record.

This is how Chestnut was delivered to the stage -- an entrance befitting of a hot dog-eating legend.

Carmen Cincotti finished second with 62 hot dogs and buns, while Matt "Megatoad" Stonie -- who beat Chestnut in 2015 -- trailed far behind in third with 48 hot dogs and buns. For context, the 72 hot dogs that Chestnut ate Tuesday is more than an average American will eat -- in one year.

Chestnut said at Monday's pre-contest weigh-in that he models his training after marathoners, slowly building up to eating more and more franks as the contest approaches. And with 10 titles, he's now entering some very elite territory among sports legends. That is, if you consider competitive eating a sport.

In another debate about eating, former six-time Nathan's champion Takeru Kobayashi has offered his take on whether a hot dog is a sandwich. And his answer might surprise you. 

In the women's contest, Miki Sudo (MIHK'-ee SOO'-doh) won her fourth yellow mustard belt. The Las Vegas woman ate 41 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes to win her fourth straight title Tuesday. She beat Michelle Lesco, who downed 32 franks and buns. Women's record-holder Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas came in third with 30.

Chestnut tweeted earlier that he planned to break his record of 70 from last July 4, and he wasn't shooting for just one more dog.


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