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USA Wins! Joey Chestnut Defeats Kobayashi at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest!

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Today in Coney Island, after ten minutes of regulation time, America's defending champion Joey Chestnut and rival Takeru Kobayashi were tied at 59 hotdogs. A five dog eat-off ensued, and Chestnut won! The Mustard Belt remains in America's hands, and Chestnut set a new 10-minute record. Go USA!

When asked why he put his body through this year after year, Chestnut replied, "I love to eat, I love the competition. It's the Fourth of July, and you can get away with it on this day, push your body this hard, for something silly like this."

As ESPN commentators said, "The passions were raw, but the hot dogs were cooked."

Video after the jump.

Joey Chestnut Wins Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Previously

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Shortened to Ten Minutes
'Major League Eating: The Game' Coming Soon for the Nintendo Wii

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