The winner and five time consecutive champion . . .
The 2011 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest was won by a familiar face, as it was Joey Chestnut taking home his fifth consecutive Mustard Belt. In 10 minutes, Chestnut finished off 62 hot dogs, six short of the world record he set in 2009.
No wonder they call him “Jaws.” His parents must be very proud.
As is always the case, there were plenty of people on hand to take in the scene at Coney Island, and many more took it in on ESPN. I haven’t found or heard any exact figures, but last year’s contest drew 40,000 spectators and was watched by nearly 1.7 million people on TV. One assumes those numbers only increased this year.
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Mnnn, hot dogs. 62 in ten minutes that about a hat dog and bun every ten seconds.
/makes me a bit queasy just thinking about it
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