July 4, 2016 8:46 PM
Eight-time winner Joey Chestnut hits personal goal to claim crown again
The competitive eater from San Jose, Calif., reclaimed his crown Monday at the annual Nathan’s Famous hot-dog eating contest at Coney Island.
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July 4, 2016 9:29 PM
Nathan's is actually a traditional American success story. Nathan Handwerk immigrated from Poland and learned to write his name on the ship voyage over. He invented the Nathan's hot dog and lived to be 81 eating hot dogs and hamburgers with fries every day for lunch.
July 4, 2016 8:54 PM
people just lose their sanity over fun events and that is tragic for them. i can't think of a single holiday where some crowd decides they need to throw shade on that event. go figure, i don't complain about their hypocrisy.
July 4, 2016 8:53 PM
It's just a matter of time before someone drops dead from doing this.
July 4, 2016 8:52 PM
this is the best you can do, taking a whimsical event and arguing a social statement? you must have a very sad and pathetic life.
And in a related story, a guy named Joey Hotdog won the world chestnut eating contest downing 45 in 10 minutes,
The government does not need to intervene here. These contestants understand the risks.
July 4, 2016 8:51 PM
if Americans lost the obesity on their fat carcasses, and not leave government to "take care of us", there would be a fraction of the need for insurance coverage..Make America Great Again: lose the fat
"I went back and lost some weight, got healthier,” Mr. Chestnut said after he downed 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes ..."Does anyone else find this sentence bizarrely contradictory?
Charles, get off my lawn!!
July 4, 2016 8:50 PM
I'll bet Joey had to sleep on the sofa last night.
July 4, 2016 8:49 PM
for the detractors, if you've ever watched the competition, you'll know this is all done tongue in cheek. what's wrong with a little good clean** fun?
Onward and upward!
July 4, 2016 8:48 PM
A real contest would require the hotdog being prepared by Nathan's staff including mustard and either sauerkraut or relish, and eaten whole.
My gosh. I hope he has a good set of genes an a good digestive system. 2 is my limit.
July 4, 2016 8:47 PM
There was a guy from Volkswagen who ate 86 dogs in 10 minutes but.....
Bah humbug. Go back to your cave. Pure American fun, goes back a looking way!
Surprised Stonie lost...
Rhetorically losing the fat could mean getting rid of the parasites that feed on the nation. Goodbye democrats.
July 4, 2016 8:46 PM
Gluttony? More like a testament to American ingenuity, finding more efficient ways to do things, advancement, improvement, etc.: 20 years ago the winner consumed a mere 22¼ frankfurters; today a whopping .