Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 2017 results: Joey Chestnut wins 10th title

Jul 05, 2017, 00:20
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 2017 results: Joey Chestnut wins 10th title

Watching Chestnut eat more than 60 hot dogs to win the Mustard Belt on America's birthday has become just as much of a holiday tradition as fireworks over the past decade. His main competition is Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie, who beat Chestnut in 2015.

Chestnut summed up his approach to participating in the various eating contests.

On the women's side, Sudo is back to defend her title.

For the men, Joey Chestnut was crowned champion after consuming 70 hot dogs.

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Chestnut even broke his own previous record, eating 72 hot dogs and buns in just 10 minutes.

To win the title, Chestnut had to consistently put away an average of seven to eight hot dogs per minute for the entirety of the competition. You can't get more American on Independence Day than grilling up some dogs, watching baseball and enjoying some fireworks. Stonie came in third on Tuesday, with 48 franks and buns.

Chestnut had been the reigning champion and favorite heading into the competition. The rest of the field is listed at three to one odds to overcome him.

Legend has it that the contest got started between some friends to prove their patriotism shortly after Nathan Handwerker opened his first hot dog stand near Surf and Stillwell avenues in 1916, according to Nathan's Famous. If you happen to live on a college campus or a military base, you will skip this step as ESPN3 is provided without the need for a television subscription. There will also be a live stream on from 10.45 a.m. E.S.T. It includes ESPN and ESPN2 on the "Sling Orange" channel package, which will allow for viewing today's contest in addition to content on many other channels for the next week.