Let’s be frank:

61 hot­dogs in 10 min­utes im­pres­sive

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

NEW YORK — The reign­ing champ of the Nathan’s fa­mous hot­dog-eat­ing con­test gets to hold onto his mus­tard yel­low belt. Joey (Jaws) Chest­nut of San Jose, Calif., packed away 61 hot­dogs and buns in 10 min­utes on Fri­day at the Coney Is­land con­test. He won last year with 69. Matt Stonie, also of San Jose, was hop­ing for an up­set. But he downed just 56. In the women’s di­vi­sion, de­fend­ing cham­pion Sonya (Black Widow) Thomas lost her ti­tle to Miki Sudo. Sudo, of Las Ve­gas, wolfed down 34 franks and buns. Thomas, of Alexan­dria, Va., was only able to de­vour 27 ¾. Chest­nut got an ex­tra prize Fri­day. He pro­posed to his girl­friend, a fel­low com­pet­i­tive eater, be­fore the con­test. She said yes.


New hot­dog-eatin’ cham­peen Miki Sudo (right) and last year’s champ Sonya Thomas get down to busi­ness.

Joey Chest­nut: he’s the wiener!

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