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July 4, 2007

American Hero Joey Chestnut Wins, Shatters Record!

Filed under: Life — Bill @ 9:10 am

And fittingly on July 4th the Mustard Yellow Belt goes to…. Joey Chestnut!

Chestnut 66

Kobayashi 63

Both men blew away the old Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest record of 53 3.4, as well as the world record of 59 1/2 hot dogs & buns.  An amazing eating feat completed in just 12 minutes.

Chestnutt lead early, Kobayashi came back to tie it at 55, but in the end it was the young challenger defeating the former 6 time champion.

Asked when he would eat another hot dog Chestnut replied, “If I needed to eat another one right now I could.”

Former champ Kobayashi may have been bothered by his recent jaw problems but you would never know it by his performance.

Third place finisher (with 49 dogs) Patrick Bertoletti said he was dedicating this contest to Nikki Hilton, sister of Paris Hilton, because he understands how it feels to live in the shadow of greatness.

So the Yellow Mustard Belt returns to an American on this 4th of July, 2007.

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