Contestant Matt Stonie has beat 8-time champion Joey Chestnut in the annual Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contestant. Stone downed 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes and won the title. Check out the footage in the above video.
The 23-year-old competitive eater Stonie beat Chestnut by just two hot dogs at the Coney Island competition today. Stonie told the NY Daily News:
I trained hard for this, and I came prepared.
I just didn’t find my rhythm. I did bad. He deserved to win.
In 2013, Chestnut set the record for eating 69 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, so he still gets to hold onto that title. As for Stonie, today he walks away with a $40,000 prize and the mustard yellow winner’s championship belt.