How will he celebrate his seventh straight championship? “Relax and definitely go to sleep.”
By LAKEN LITMAN
To over 40,000 people on Coney Island this afternoon, nothing.
On the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues, they witnessed Joey Chestnut of San Jose, Calif. inhale a record 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes, which won him his seventh straight Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest championship.
He didn’t do it without the help of his girlfriend Neslie, who stood in front of him and yelled at him to eat more.
On the women’s side, Sonya Thomas, who weighs only 100 lbs. and is known as the “Black Widow” of competitive eating, downed almost 37 franks for the win.
Here’s a compilation of the best commentary — live and on Twitter:
“He possesses a Ron Swanson like dedication to meat and America.” –via ESPN telecast
“It all comes down to DPM, dogs per minute.” –via ESPN telecast
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