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Joey Chestnut

Joey Chestnut celebrates after winning the 98th annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2014. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Chestnut Gets Mustard Yellow Belt, Black Widow Outeaten

High-ranking chowhound Joey “Jaws” Chestnut packed away 61 franks and buns in 10 minutes on Friday at the Coney Island contest while defending champion Sonya “Black Widow” Thomas lost her title.

07/04/2014

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio watches as Joey "Jaws" Chestnut and Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas have a stare-down a day prior to the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest at City Hall on July 3, 2014. in New York City.  (Credit: Getty Images)

Nathan’s Hot Dog-Eating Contestants Weigh In At City Hall Ceremony

Mayor Bill de Blasio will oversee the weigh-in ceremony for the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest.

07/03/2014

(Photo Credit: STAN HONDA/Getty Images)

5 Things You Did Not Know About Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

There’s probably a lot you don’t know about the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest so here are five things that may surprise you.

07/03/2014

Joey Chestnut (credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

Reigning Hot Dog Eating Champ Joey Chestnut Looks To Break Own World Record In Annual July 4 Contest

Weighing in at 210 pounds, six-time champion Joey Chestnut said he wants to down 70 hot dogs at the annual Coney Island event.

07/03/2013

Sandwiches lined up at Katz's Delicatessen - May 31, 2013 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Katz’s Caps Off 125th Anniversary Celebrations With Pastrami-Eating Contest

Major Eating League’s top-ranked pro Joey Chestnut was the champion, eating 25 half-sandwiches.

06/02/2013

Five-time world hot dog-eating champion Joey Chestnut (L) and women's hot dog-eating champion Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas (R) pose with hot dogs. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Joey ‘Jaws’ Chestnut And Sonya ‘Black Widow’ Thomas Win Nathan’s Famous 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest

Both Joey Chestnut, 68 hot dogs, and Sonya Thomas, 45 hot dogs, bested or tied their own records at the annual Coney Island contest.

07/04/2012

Joey Chestnut (center) (Photo Credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

Competitive Eating, As American As It Gets

Competitive eating is as American as (lots of) apple pie. What does it take to be competitive in the world of competitive eating?

06/18/2012

Joey Chestnut (AP Photo/John Minchillo)/Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Joey Chestnut, Sonya Thomas Win The Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition

They are the chompions: Joey “Jaws” Chestnut and Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas scarfed down more than 100 dogs between them to become top dogs at the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition on Coney Island.

07/04/2011

All these men couldn't keep up with Sonya Thomas when it came to downing wings. (credit: CBS 2)

‘Black Widow’ Reigns At Buffalo Wing Contest

BUFFALO, N.Y. (CBS 2) — In the world of competitive eating, bigger doesn’t always mean better. Sonya Thomas, who calls herself the “Black Widow,” ate 181 chicken wings in 12 minutes and set a new […]

09/06/2010