- The Hawk & Tom Show

July 8, 2019

JOEY CHESTNUT won the annual 'Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest' at Coney Island yet again last week.  He downed 71 hot dogs in 10 minutes....that's three short of his own record of 74, which he set last year.  The year before, he devoured 72.

This is his 12th win in 13 years.  It's been over a decade since the skinny kid TAKERU KOBAYASHI dominated the contest.  Joey beat him in 2007 and he's been almost unstoppable ever since.

His only loss came in 2015, when he came in second behind Matt Stonie.  Kobayashi hasn't competed since 2009 because of some sort of contract dispute with 'Major League Eating.'

The women's champ was once again Miki Sudo, who downed 31 in 10 minutes.  She's won six years in a row now.....before that, Sonya Thomas was the reigning champ.

Check out the disgusting video from this year's contest..