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Joey Chestnut wins record 15th Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

Joey Chestnut shares heartbreaking message after mom dies days before his bid to win 15th Nathan’s Hotdog Eating contest



Joey Chestnut shares heartbreaking message after mom dies days before his bid to win 15th Nathan’s Hotdog Eating contest

Joey Chestnut won a record-setting 15th victory at the annual Fourth of July competition at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on Monday. Chestnut created a new record for himself by chomping his way to the top of the competition.

The 37-year-old man ate 63 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, which is a significant decrease from the record number of 76 that he consumed the previous year.

It was the first time since 2019 that the tournament was conducted at its traditional location, the old Nathan’s at Surf Avenue and Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island, Brooklyn. The competition was won by an overwhelming margin on Monday, which marked the occasion.

Chestnut racked up his 15th victory at the competition with his triumph on Monday.

After suffering a broken leg, being diagnosed with Covid, and most recently losing his mother on June 16, the world champion hot dog eater has had a difficult year.

The Mustard Yellow Belt champion’s “first trainer” was none other than his own mother, Alicia Chestnut.

He confessed that Alicia had always been proud of him and that she had always supported his goals of becoming a hot-dog-eating king.

In an emotional interview prior to this year’s tournament, Chestnut, 38, stated that his mother “wouldn’t want me to miss the contest.” Chestnut is competing in his eighth consecutive competition.

He went on to say, “It’s definitely going to be a closer game than it was last year,” which was his continuation.

“It’s been nuts … This year’s practices have been all over the place,” Chestnut went on to say.

However, this does not indicate that Chestnut is giving up the fight in any way.

It would appear like Chestnut is attempting to break his own record of 76 hotdogs set the year before.

Chestnut has won each of the last four competitions by a margin of at least 20 hot dogs, so despite the challenges he has faced over the course of the past year, his chances are still pretty excellent.

In addition, the hot dog king does not have a lot of competitors.

In 2015, Matt Stonie was the only person in the previous 15 years to overcome Chestnut. This victory took place in 2015.

He went on to say, “I love hot dogs! It’s difficult for me to picture a future in which I’m not competing in a Nathan’s contest.”


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