Once again, San Jose resident Joey Chestnut has trumped his
competitors in an annual Fourth of July eating contest by consuming 68 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, contest organizers said.
Chestnut, 28, beat the other two top eaters by a comfortable margin. Second-place finisher Tim Janus of New York City managed to stuff down 52 hot dogs, and Patrick Bertoletti of Chicago, Ill. ate 51.
This is the sixth year in a row that Chestnut has come out on top at the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest, held at New York's Coney Island.
Last year, Chestnut ate 62 hot dogs for the win. He tied his record this
year by eating 68.
Nearly 30 contestants participated in the 10-minute, all-you-can-eat contest, which has both men's and women's divisions.
- Bay City News Service
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