July 4th, 2010
01:18 PM ET

Chestnut wins 4th straight hot dog eating contest

Joey Chestnut won his fourth straight Coney Island hot dog eating contest Sunday afternoon, eating 54 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, nine better than the second-place finisher.

Chestnut failed to get to close to the contest record, set by him last year, of 68.

Japanese competitor Takeru Kobayashi, who was Chestnut's toughest competitor in recent years, did not participate this year.

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  1. JC

    Another triumph from the land of the greedy.

    July 4, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • JC Smells Like Hot Dogs

      I hope Joey Chestnut passes the gas of 54 hot dogs directly into your face. Happy 4th of July from the land of the greedy!

      July 4, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • WSDS1776

      JC. Can't stand your type. It's a fun contest and a tradition. If you don't like America and the freedom that she provided for you to leave your lousy anitamercan comment then please leave and don't let our red white and blue door hit you in the ass on the way out!

      July 4, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brandon

      Seems like you're confusing greed with wealth and power. Don't be bitter and jealous our country is so successful we have plentiful food for all.

      July 4, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Balls McGhee

      the right wing will try to make my comment seem unAmerican, but i'll say it anyway. we have starving people in this country who need food. Women and children especially. I hope that Nathans will match for every hot dog eaten, they will give one to a hungry American. i just hate to see food wasted. 54 hot dogs, really?!?! its a funny contest, but it certainly makes a mockery out of starving people. I love America too and i want the poor and hungry to get help. so there.

      July 4, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Harry Ballzonya

      i jus ate 55... i win

      July 4, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      @Mcglee. Our country takes care of the hungry. Have you ever helped out at a pantry? The poor people eats better than I do. When I lost my job, there was alot of help out there. The poor has free medical care,cash and food assistance, help on heating and electric and the pantrys. They even get paid in gift certificates to attend doctor appointments. If someone starves -it is their own fault. People like you are UN-AMERICAN! How about you, why dont you feed the homeless!

      July 4, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Still Hungry

      JC, please tell us where you live. We'll be right over to conquer your land and eat all your hotdogs, because that's what we do, and we are proud of it.

      July 4, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      John, you are pretty pathetic human being and definitely cannot be described as American. You are selfish jealous fool. That is all. Get a life, maybe get out of your Mom's basement sometimes. And know, God watches you.

      July 4, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kathy

      Why is CNN, or for that matter anyone (other than professionals devoted to addressing the trauma and dangerous seduction of eating disorders), bringing attention to this revolting and deeply unhealthy "sport" through covering it?

      July 5, 2010 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
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    July 4, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Bridget

    I'd win.

    July 4, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bernard

    Try performing this wonderful event in Bosnia, or Somalia, and see how popular you are over there.

    July 4, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • RM

      Right back at you Bernard. Nothing to get you in the 4th of July spirit like a pointless Bosnian/Somalian point of reference.

      July 4, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bernie "Lover of events ike this" Bernard

      Why would they do that? The time difference and jet lag for the CHAMP CHESTNUT would be unfair. I apologize that they were unable to hold the event in those party zones.

      July 4, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • afaquaholic

      so you name two places where aids groups send plenty of food only to have it hijacked by the greedy warlords to feed their private armies. don't blame us for that.

      July 4, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      @Bernie, if they would do that in Somalia or Bosnia, then you would have greedy thugs slaughtering people for these hotdogs and then you would read on CNN about a Somali Warlord setting a 'hot dog eating contest'. Reading post's like yours makes me realize that there is just as many 'Nuts' on this site as there is in a fruit cake!

      July 4, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • rph

      Is eating hot dogs anti-muslim? I don't get it

      July 4, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Actually Bernard over there they probably would be eating a real dog.

      July 4, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hungry Todd Rungy

      I will! I'll go over there and eat bugs or bird feet, whartever it is they eat! Eatin' for America! #1! TODD RUNGY! WHAT?!

      July 4, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. N. Kuipers

    Go waste your health.. What's so tough about eating yourself to death? Not an accomplishment at all!

    July 4, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Negative Nancy Kuipers

      Thanks for your constructive comments Nancy. Enjoy your Negativism!!

      July 4, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • N. Kuipers

      My name is not Nancy.. I think the hotdogs started munching on your brain..

      July 4, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dwight

      Uhhh, Norma?

      July 4, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hungry Todd Rungy

      your an idiot nancy! It takes training! HARD WORK! DEDICATION! to eat all that food!


      July 4, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sean

    LOL, people that make these comments are funny... "America, land of the greedy" How about America Land of the finger-pointers??? You too WILL be judged!

    July 4, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phil

      Is tha you Maury?

      July 4, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phil

      Darn bubbleheads don't know how to reply.

      July 4, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Phil

    Its pretty awesome how CNN doesn't post a blog entry that lacks profanity.

    July 4, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Drinky

    Gotta love how if someone freely criticizes something that they dislike in the 'Land of the Free' they are immediately bombarded with demands such as, "If you don't like American and the freedom she provides you can get out". So much for being the "Land of the Free"...Apparently only the "Land of the free so long as you think like a right-wing trailer trash freakazoid...Oh...and don't bother commenting...I'm going to exercise my freedom to not bother with you again. Feel free to sit and spin on that one.

    July 4, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phil

      America, love it or leave it!

      July 4, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Drunky McDrunk

      Thank you for your original comments such as "Right-wing trailer trash freakazoid", very novel! Also, "sit and spin" sort of dates you back a bit, old bag? Enjoy the 4th at the retirement home!

      July 4, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • WSDS1776

      Yes, and thanks for the assumption that all people who love America are white trash. You are really batting 1000 with the folks here. It's funny to know that you are so liberal and that you are not even popular on a CNN site. Go crall under a rock. LET FREEDOM RING. HAPPY BIRTHDAY USA. Have fun everyone.

      July 4, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • pkfops

      Good advice Phil. All teabaggers & GOPers must leave now.

      July 4, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hungry Todd Rungy

      you'r probably in cahoots with that chinaman kobayashi!!

      July 4, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Phil

    I wonder how many saltines they can eat without drinking any water?

    July 4, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesse in Texas

      Not official but I understand its about six in a one minute period.


      July 4, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  10. WSDS1776

    America. Land of the Free and Home of the Brave. It takes brass balls to be an American and all complainers, wimps, and backstabbers need not apply.

    July 4, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phil

      Thats right, do a tour of duty in the armed forces and spend it overseas – you'll soon appreciate very much what the US DOES have and what OPPORTUNITIES YOU can make for yourself. God Bless the USA on her 234th B'Day!!!!

      July 4, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hungry Todd Rungy

      damn straight! they can go back to china with the chinamen!

      July 4, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dr Rand Pink

    Hebrew National Hot Dogs. No Ifs Ands or Butts.

    July 4, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • GOD

      They answer to a HIGHER authority.

      July 4, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phil

      Longa s they're not 'Farmer John Dodger Dogs'!!!!!

      July 4, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jesse in Texas

    I see we have a few disgruntled visitors from perhaps another planet or two. They just don't seem to appreciate the Fourth Of July that we have the Freedom to do in this great country. I suggest they get on their respective brooms and fly back to wherever it is they came from.

    another JC but proud of his country and its traditions.

    July 4, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phil

      God Bless the U.S. of A.!!!!!

      July 4, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hungry Todd Rungy

      america baby! #1! We OWN THE WORLD! WOO! EATING FOR AMERICA!

      July 4, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Robert Dunn

    The dude has GOT TO BE HOLLOW !

    July 4, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • myfeethurt

      54 hot dogs? DO NOT pull that mans finger

      July 4, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Robert Dunn

    An avaerage of six a minute?
    I couldn't eat six in the ten minutes !! ( And I can eat )

    July 4, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Tarheelalan

    If you don't like hotdogs and where you live , get the hell out:)

    July 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phil

      And don't let the boat terminal gate hit you either on the way out!

      July 4, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
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