“I slowed down quite a bit, and I was sweating like a mad dog,” Chestnut said after his tenth win in eleven years. “It was a great run, but I know I can do better. Next year if I come back you can bet I’ll be pushing harder.”
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
— ESPN (@espn) July 4, 2017
Matt Stonie, the only Nathan’s competitor to ever dethrone Chestnut, came in third this humid July 4th with 48 dogs. Second place went to number-three-ranked Carmen Cincotti who surpassed his 2016 total: 60 dogs, up from 42 last year.