Joey Chestnut Wins His 12th Nathan’s Fourth Of July Hot Dog Eating Contest

Joey Chestnut ate 71 hot dogs in 10 minutes yesterday to claim his 12th title in Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest.  Chestnut beat 17 other competitors.  Last year Chestnut set a record by eating 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes. He ate 72 in 2017 and 70 in 2016. He’s now won four in a row, with his only loss in the last decade against Matt Stonie in 2015’s contest.   Chestnut, a Kentucky native and San Jose resident, has now won the contest 12 of the last 13 years since taking down six-time defending champion Takeru Kobayashi in 2007.

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan