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. SuzeC

    Not only are eating contests stupid, but they waste food and are bad for you. Get a new hobby!! Another example of overeating and America at waste.

    July 4, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Chris

    Anyone can eat hot dogs, try having a feces eating contest. 54 turds in 10 minutes would impress me

    July 4, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. GeorgeM

    I like hot dogs but I couldn't imagine stuffing myself like that. I would be sick for weeks after.

    July 4, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. ts

    Yall take this stuff too personal. This is an event that is as traditional as running with the bulls, or jumping in ice cold water on the 1st of the year...is it stupid, maybe...odd, absolutely. yall are just jealous you will never be on tv or make the news for being a little crazy. At least on this day, an AMERICAN won it, you should be a little proud you.

    July 4, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • joshz

      Good point

      July 4, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hungry Todd Rungy

      this is our generations PEARL HARBOR! that foreigner attacked OUR PATRIOT on OUR SOIL! TIME TO FIGHT BACK AMERICA!

      July 4, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cristian

    Nothing against this but is this really noteworthy for CNN followers around the world...? Unlikely...congratulations to the winner. I respect anyone who excels in his area of expertise...

    July 4, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Hungry Todd Rungy

      people this is serious! He attackedOUR PATRIOT on AMERICAS birthday after winning OUR FOOD CONTEST! WE must respond swift and vengeful!! USA!

      July 4, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hungry Todd Rungy

      thabnks cristian! i respect you too!

      July 4, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. dave

    Just the thought of eating that much makes me ill.

    July 4, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Lisa

    How much $$ does Joey win for eating all those dogs? GO JOEY!!

    July 4, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. terry

    lol so patriotic, you wannabes and posers.

    July 4, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Lisa

    GET over yourself people....waste FOOD? I bet you're a card carrying PETA

    July 4, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Lisa

    Seriously...does anyone know how much money he makes? Thinkin I might go into the FOOD eating contest.

    July 4, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Hungry Todd Rungy

      REAL food eaters dont do it for the MONEY or the BABES! They do it for their love of AMERICA!

      July 4, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  11. pkfops

    Every time I return from a trip to Asia, I can't help but notice how over weight Americans are.

    July 4, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Locutus of Borg

      Perhaps you can consider staying there next time.

      July 4, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Dr. X

    wow like this is soooo important. the oil spill isn't as important as a guy eating a weiner.

    July 4, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Hungry Todd Rungy

      don't you get it?! Kobayashi's trying to attack AMERICA where we're the strongest! FOOD EATING! He's worse than bin laden!!!

      July 4, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. john

    I never understood 'eating contests'. Especially when approx. 25-30 THOUSAND children starve to death on this planet every day. It would be interesting to see a hot dog eating contest with an audience consisting of starving children.

    July 4, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • James

      Come down off your soap box John. Why don't you go take some hot dogs to those starving kids then? Exactly...shut your pie hole.

      July 4, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hungry Todd Rungy

      if we don't eat those dogs they're going to waste! its an INSULT to the starvin' orphans if we DONT eat em!

      July 4, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jakedog

    Joey Fartsalot.

    July 4, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Dennis

    He wins 25,000 dollars..

    July 4, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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