‘Jaws’ beats ‘The Megatoad’
NEW YORK (AP) — Joey “Jaws” Chestnut beat his own record in regaining the Mustard Yellow International Belt on Monday, downing a stomach-churning 70 hot dogs and buns to top Matt “The Megatoad” Stonie at the annual July Fourth eating contest.
Chestnut, 32, easily secured victory by polishing off 17 more hot dogs than Stonie, who last year ended Chestnut’s streak of eight straight wins in a major upset to take the championship title at Nathan’s Famous on Coney Island.
The 70 hot dogs and buns gobbled by Chestnut were the most ever eaten at the competition.
As he gripped the mustard-colored belt after his win Monday afternoon, Chestnut said Stonie had “woke up the sleeping giant” when he beat him out last year.
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