Joey “Jaws” Chestnut downed 69 franks and beat his own record in the annual Coney Island hot dog eating contest.
He ate the dogs and buns in 10 minutes to win the men’s contest on the 4th of July. He takes home $10,000 and a mustard-yellow champion’s belt. Chestnut has won 7 straight titles.
Sonya Thomas, known as the “Black Widow” of competitive eating, wolfed down nearly 37 wieners for a narrow victory in the women’s competition.