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Joey Chestnut

Breaks Hot Dog Record

Downs 69 Wieners!!!

7/4/2013 10:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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For everyone currently eating themselves into a hot dog coma at their 4th of July barbecues, don't feel too bad -- competitive eater Joey Chestnut just downed 69 FRANKS at the famous Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Competition on Coney Island ... a new personal record.

Chestnut won the competition last year with 62 dogs, but this year he went above and beyond ... taking home the $10,000 grand prize and a mustard-yellow championship belt. Chestnut's previous personal best was 68 hot dogs.

He obliterated the competition too ... the 2nd place winner Matt Stonie only ate 51 hot dogs.

As for the women, Sonya "Black Widow" Thomas came in first with 37 hot dogs ... pretty damn scary.

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31.

batterup    

I know there a couple guys in the TMZ newsroom that will want to get his phone number

443 days ago
32.

mr.howell     

Hot dogs are gross!..I'm sure the 'slobs' will puke for days after this dumb contest!..hot dogs are made from animal guts!..uggg!.

443 days ago
33.

Hotrodius    

*lindsay lohan joke goes here*

443 days ago
34.

Six Million Dollar Man    

It's very stupid and foolish to put your health at risk for a little money that after taxes is like $5,000 all for what? So people can cheer you on and you go through hell the following week crapping unmercifely? Someone is going to die doing this then Nathan's will be sued and nobody will laugh or hold these events. Very stupid and very moronic. Who cares anyways.

443 days ago
35.

Dale    

Harvey and PerezHilton taught him how to gobble wieners.

443 days ago
36.

Paul Albert    

i can do that no problem

443 days ago
37.

ron    

Im sure theres plenty on the staff of TMZ,Harvey included who have downed more than 69 wieners

443 days ago
38.

rcytrcy01@yahoo.com    

This guy is going to be sweating hot dogs for weeks to come

443 days ago
39.

jj    

Pure white trash wins

443 days ago
40.

ron    

Im sure theres plenty on the staff of TMZ,Harvey included, that have downed more than 69 wieners at one time or the other.

443 days ago
41.

KicksandGiggles    

Calm down Harvey, calm down. Hey, maybe you can coax Ryan near his closet door!!!

443 days ago
42.

Dildo Baggins    

"Downed only 69 wieners? Meh...he ain't got nothing on me."

-Kim Kardashian

443 days ago
43.

Jerry    

Harvey once had 75 wieners in one session.

443 days ago
44.

Bigmack10    

He put the fear of god is in his mouth.

443 days ago
45.

maggie    

Eating contests? Really? Do people in America really have no idea how offensive this is, given that a child dies from starvation every four second in many parts of the world? I will never understand your culture, America. I'm sorry, but that's just disgusting.

443 days ago
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