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We have a wiener! Joey Chestnut eats 71 hot dogs for title

 


NEW YORK (AP) — Joey "Jaws" Chestnut ate 71 wieners and buns to secure his 12th title at Nathan's Famous annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest on Thursday, just a few hot dogs shy of breaking the record he set last year.

In front of a crowd of fans and facing 17 opponents, the California native far exceeded his nearest competitors, but didn't quite make or pass the 74-dog mark he reached in 2018.

When asked how he felt after the contest, Chestnut, 35, said, "I feel like I should eat a couple more.

"I knew it was going to be close. I was trying hard and I was overstuffing my mouth and...



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