NEW YORK (KGTV) — Competitors participated in Nathan's Famous July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest today in New York - but only two walked out champions.
Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, retained his hot dog crown, eating a world-record 72 hot dogs in 10 minutes and winning his 10th Nathan's Famous contest. Chestnut set the record of 70 hot dogs at last year's contest.
The win puts him in on the same plateau as other 10-title holders in sports, such as Rafael Nadal's 10 French Open wins, Yogi Berra's 10 World Series rings, and Sam Jones' 10 NBA titles, according to ESPN.
By eating a world-record 72 hot dogs in 10 minutes, Joey Chestnut wins a 10th Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest. Simply the best. pic.twitter.com/rdl4iOqPK1