Joey Chestnut beats 63 hot dogs, wins 15th time at Nathan’s Famous Contest

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Competitive foodie phenom Joy Chestnut won her 15th title on Monday Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating ContestConey Island, NY. on an annual Independence Day tradition

Wiener Yoddha dropped 63 hot dogs and buns in front of thousands of uproar, Soaked in the sun on 4th of July — Many are shamelessly wearing Nathan’s famous Styrofoam hot dog hat.

The hot dog total was well below the record 76 Frankfurters that the 38-year-old Chestnut from Indiana ate last year.

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But it was enough to easily out-stage it. 2 foodie Geoffrey Arizona from Massachusetts, who downed 37.5 hot dogs and buns.

Joy Chestnut wins the men’s title at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4, 2022 in Coney Island.
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The victory was not without drama. Chestnut recently competed despite suffering from a torn tendon in his right leg—and he was walking around on crutches before the competition.

He was also interrupted by demonstrators about halfway through a 10-minute test of ingesting stamina.

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They put up signs that said, “Expose Smithfield Deathstar.”

One of the men pushed the chestnut aside in the heat of his Herculean digestive effort.

The champion responded by grabbing the man by the throat and helping him drag him to the ground. When officers removed the protesters from the stage, they quickly returned to the meal.

a person holding a sign that reads "taste like freedom" During Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on July 4, 2022.

A man holds a sign that says “Taste of Freedom” during Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on July 4, 2022.
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“Joy was at a record pace. We should have seen history,” alleged Frankie Capobianco, a first-time participant in Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest of Boston, Mass., who otherwise called the first “All-American spectacle” was. Time.

“That guy totally messed up [Joey’s] motion.”

Contestants compete to see who can eat the most hot dogs during the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4, 2022 in Coney Island.

Contestants compete to see who can eat the most hot dogs during the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4, 2022 in Coney Island.
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One person was arrested on the left side of the contestants’ stage as the heated competition continued despite the uproar.

“When barren hills and tattered earth and once proud oceans are washed away in the sand, there will still be a monument to our existence,” said George Shea, host of Emmy and Nathan’s famed Hot Dog Eating Contest, of the reigning winner. said in.

Crowds gather to watch Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on July 4, 2022.

Crowds gather to watch Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on July 4, 2022.
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“This man represents all that is eternal in the human soul.”

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Mickey Sudo won the women’s competition for the eighth time by eating 40 hot dogs and a bun.

Valerie Solimini and Frankie Capobianco, both join thousands of sun-soaked ravens during Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Boston, July 4, 2022, on Coney Island, NY.

Valerie Solimini and Frankie Capobianco, both join thousands of sun-soaked ravens during Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Boston, July 4, 2022, on Coney Island, NY.
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The world’s top-ranked female eater couldn’t compete last year because she was pregnant with Max, whose father is number one. 3-ranked male competitor Nick Vehri.

He had won seven consecutive titles from 2014 to 2021.

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The Independence Day contest returned to its traditional venue on Monday at the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues for the first time since 2019.