This weekend marked the 94th annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, and for the third straight year, Joey Chestnut walked away with the title. After an epic overtime win against competitive eating rival Takeru Kobayashi in last year’s contest, this year Chestnut led from start to finish. Chestnut ate an incredible 68 hot dogs during the 10-minute time span, and bested last year’s mark by an astounding 9 hot dogs.
With year over year increases like this, we can only assume there will be an eventual breaking point in which someone’s stomach finally bursts open like the “gluttony” dude from Se7en. Still, until that happens, it sure does make for some entertaining ESPN coverage every Fourth of July weekend.
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