Jul
03

Exceptional Eaters

hotdogWhile started in 1972, 1979 marked the start of the “modern era” of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. The winner that year, Thomas Stash, stashed 19 in 10 minutes. By 2000 the record was 25.125. In 2001 the great Takeru Kobayashi (who won six straight championships) obliterated the record by eating 50. Since 2007 the champion has been Joey Chestnut, who downed an amazing 69 in 2013! Happy 4th!

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