Chestnut Wins Hot Dog Eating Contest

Published 07/04 2014 06:10PM

Updated 07/04 2014 06:23PM

It wouldn't be a national holiday without Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island.

Defending champ Joey Chestnut was introduced to the crowd. Then it was eating time. Chestnut scarfed down 61 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win his eighth consecutive championship, barely beating Matt Stonie. Afterwards, Chestnut dropped to his knee on the event stage and proposed to longtime girlfriend and fellow competitive eater Neslie Ricasa, who said yes.

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