Joey Chestnut, a man who has dedicated his life to eating unnecessary amounts of food at speeds greater than his rivals, won his seventh straight Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest title Thursday at Coney Island.
40,000 people were in attendance to watch Chestnut wolf down 69 hotdogs in 10 minutes, a new record. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Chestnut consumed 20,010 calories, 1,173 grams of fat, 48,990 milligrams of sodium, and 759 grams of protein, probably enough to kill most people.
Bob Ley also weighed in on the proceedings, declaring Chestnut’s July 4th undertaking to be the very reason “the Founding Fathers pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honour.”
A few tables away, Sonya Thomas, who weighed in at only 100 lbs., took home the women’s trophy by downing an admirable 37 franks.
No injuries have been reported.