Joey Chestnut, described by Major League Eating’s own website as “the greatest eater in history,” once ate a world record 73.5 Nathan’s hot dogs in 10 minutes. He spent eight consecutive years as the undefeated hot dog eating champion of the world, and is the current champion. This very website once called Joey…
Joey Chestnut avenged last year’s shocking loss to Matt Stonie in consuming 70 hot dogs (and buns) at today’s Hot Dog Contest at Coney Island. Stonie managed just 53 in a disappointing second-place finish.
Matt Stonie consumed 62 hot dogs and buns en route to a stunning upset of eight-time hot dog eating champion Joey Chestnut, who officially consumed 60 in ten minutes. Our old pal Tim “Eater X” Janus came in third with 35. Anyway, look how happy Stonie appears to be!
Joey Chestnut ate 61 hot dogs today to win his eighth straight Nathan's hot dog eating contest for the men, while Miki Sudo won the women's competition with 34. But we know what you're here for. You want high-quality photos of sweaty hot dog eaters in action, right? Hell yeah you do. You're welcome.
Competitive eater Joey Chestnut still holds the nauseating record for hot dog consumption, but he was unable to defend another eating title this past weekend in Los Angeles.
Joey Chestnut retained the mustard-yellow belt and broke his own record with an astounding 69 hot dogs today at Coney Island, earning the praise of competitive eating mavens worldwide as he cruised to his seventh straight victory at Nathan's.
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Joey Chestnut retained the mustard-yellow belt at Coney Island today with a command performance, consuming 68 hot dogs (and buns) in ten minutes and falling just shy of setting a new "official" record.
Well that was gross. Joey Chestnut just wrapped up his sixth straight championship at the world's most popular eating contest by mashing 68 hot dogs down his gullet in ten minutes. Chestnut had the contest in hand from start to finish, and gets to go on being called the world's best competitive eater for another year.
With the Empire State Building as a backdrop and a drag queen named Mimi Imfurst cracking jokes about stuffing wieners into Anderson Cooper's mouth, Takeru Kobayashi executed an improbably perfect "up yours" to the Nathan's hot dog eating contest, from which he's been barred over a long-running contractual dispute…
Three years ago, the former proprietor hereabouts immersed himself in the world of moist sausage and watched as a proud America reclaimed what is rightfully hers: the world championship for cramming hot dogs in one's distended mouth.
Is there anything more distinctly American than celebrating our independence by holding a contest to see who could consume the most processed meat? Photographer Erin Siegal and I ventured out to Coney Island to take it all in.
I speak for many when I say that my faith in the order of the universe was restored on July 4, 2007 when Joey Chestnut, the heralded eater from San Jose State, traveled into the lion's den that is Coney Island and dethroned the Japanese powers that had created a gastro-intestinal stronghold there. By eating 66 hot…
This plea for peace among protesters came before Joey Chestnut broke the world record in asparagus eating. He ate 8.8 pounds of asparagus. If you we were wondering what that smell in your office was, it was Joey Chestnut urinating from 1,000 miles away.
Actually, he shares the blog with fellow competitive eater Pat Bertoletti, and in the above video, he shows off his training regimen. Yes: He fires himself for eating asparagus by listening to Rob Zombie. Who wouldn't?
Because Thursday is, you know, Thanksgiving, we're gonna have voting both today and tomorrow. It'll put you in the mood for tryptophan.
As mentioned yesterday, we headed to Coney Island for the epic Kobayashi-Chestnut duel. We can't imagine a better way to spend our Fourth of July. A confession: For the first time since we started the site, we accepted a press pass for the event. It was a tough call, but, frankly, we feel rather comfortable that our…
We just returned from Joey Chestnut's world record breaking performance at the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Championship, and, to be entirely honest with you, we're not sure when we've had more fun at a sporting event. Full report tomorrow ... but as for now ... USA! USA! USA! Nobody eats like us!
After months of speculation and anticipation, tomorrow, the day finally arrives: It's Kobayashi vs. Chestnut, for the Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Championship.
LeBron James wasn't the only world-class athlete who made a significant breakthrough yesterday. Joey Chestnut sucked down 59 and 1/2 hot dogs in 12 minutes, breaking Takeru Kobayashi's previous record of 54 and 1/4. The feat was accomplished, as so many notable athletic feats are, at the Arizona Mills Mall in Tempe.