I don’t know about you, but I caught it live on ESPN, July 4th. The Nathans Hot Dog Eating Contest is a good old fashioned American tradition, and I’m all about it.

In a gut-busting showdown that combined drama, daring and indigestion, Joey Chestnut emerged Wednesday as the world’s hot dog eating champion, knocking off six-time winner Takeru Kobayashi in a record-setting yet repulsive triumph.

Chestnut, the great red, white and blue hope in the annual Fourth of July competition, broke his own world record by inhaling 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes — a staggering one every 10.9 seconds before a screaming crowd in Coney Island.

Ht: ESPN

Just another reason I’m proud to be an American! [and Californian – go Chestnut!]

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2 Comments

  1. Alex's Mom

    Hey I’m right in the middle of writing a story about Temecula’s competitor in this event – his name is Kevin Ross and he came in dead last. Good try though. Check out http://www.pe.com/temecula tomorrow for the full story!

  2. Hey our local hot dog shop here in Temecula… called the Hot Dog Shop, on HWY 79, had their own version of this at the same time… I couldn’t quite stomach watching it, but heres to innard stuffed hot dogs wishes, and day old bun dreams.

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