Joey Chestnut Wins Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest for Incredible 10th Time

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Competitive eater Joey Chestnut won the 101st Nathan's Annual Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York, Tuesday, marking his 10th time winning the annual event, E! News reports.

Chestnut ate a record 72 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, taking home $10,000 for his efforts and beating out competitors Carmen Cincotti, who finished in second place with 62 hot dogs, and Matt Stonie, who finished third with 48.

Chestnut has won the contest every year since 2007 with the sole exception of 2015 when he was bested by Stonie.

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"Next year, if I come back, you can bet I'll be pushing harder," Chestnut told ESPN2 after the contest concluded. "I treat competitive eating like a sport; it's not like going to a buffet. I'm not a buffet buster. I train. I fast. I tape my practices and I try to figure out how to improve. I make my body work for me, and I've been really lucky for how it's performed."

Forbes shares that Chestnut consumed an estimated 19,440 calories to earn his win, if you include both buns and hot dogs.

In the women's contest, Miki Sudo took home the crown for the fourth time in a row after consuming 41 hot dogs in ten minutes.

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