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Woman wins famous hot dog eating contest - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

Woman wins famous hot dog eating contest - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

If this sounds entirely absurd, um, chew on this: Chestnut's plan was to eat 80 hot dogs, according to the Daily News, and he was on track to do just that when he polished off 46 (buns included) in the first five minutes of Tuesday's contest. In a less controversial dissention, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals were also on-hand giving away free vegan dogs outside of the contest.

Joey Chestnut weights in for the Nathan's Famous Hotdog eating contest Monday, July 3, 2017, in Brooklyn, New York.

A Nathan's hot dog and bun comes in at 280 calories.

Reigning champ Joey "Jaws" Chestnut once again bested longtime rival Matt Stonie and defended his Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest title in Coney Island Tuesday, cramming 72 hot dogs down his gullet and squeaking past the record he set a year ago.

"I'm really happy I got this win", Chestnut said, gripping the Mustard Belt, "I slowed down way more more than I wanted to, I definitely have room for more". Second place Michelle Lesco of Tucson, Ariz., ate 32 dogs. They were taken to a precinct where they were questioned and released, police said.

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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. George Shea, the organizer praised Joey Chestnut's performance on Tuesday as if he were a warrior returning victorious from a distant battlefield.

The San Jose, California, man beat his own record to log a 10th win.

His personal record - and the world record - is 73.5 dogs and buns in 10 minutes, but that came during a qualifying round rather than an actual contest. She ate 38 and a half hot dogs and buns to take the title previous year. Carmen Cincotti finished second with 60 hot dogs and his rival, Matt Stonie, never came close. finishing third with 48 franks.

Needless to say, this prominent placement allowed me to find my way onto television plenty of times during ESPN's broadcast.


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