Joey Chestnut Wins 2017 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, His 10th All-Time

Joey Chestnut, left, and Matt Stonie compete in Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest men's competition Saturday July 4, 2015 in the Coney Island section in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Stonie came in first eating 62 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. Chestnut came in second eating 60 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)Tina Fineberg/Associated Press

Joey Chestnut captured his 10th Mustard Belt on Tuesday by eating an event-record 72 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes to win the 2017 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest during the annual Independence Day event at the corner of Surf Stillwell in Coney Island, New York City.

It’s the second consecutive triumph for Chestnut, who’s won every Fourth of July showcase since 2007 except for the 2015 competition won by Matt Stonie. The Megatoad finished a disappointing third in this year’s battle of the friendly rivals with 48 hot dogs and buns.

Carmen Cincotti enjoyed a breakout performance to come in second with 62.

Cincotti, 24, is known as the Mutiny, a perfect nickname for the eater who remained competitive for most of the 10 minutes and was within striking distance of a shocking win. He put his

Article source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2719781-joey-chestnut-wins-2017-nathans-hot-dog-eating-contest-his-10th-all-time

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