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Joey Chestnut Is Chomp Champ Again In July 4 Hot Dog Contest

Jul 4, 2022, 3:13 PM

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Miki Sudo and Joey Chestnut win the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4, 2018 in the Coney Island neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/WireImage)

(Photo by Steven Ferdman/WireImage)

NEW YORK (AP) — Frankfurter-munching phenom Joey “Jaws” Chestnut has gobbled his way to a 15th win at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest.

Chestnut powered down 63 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes Monday at the annual exhibition of excess.

Women’s record-holder Miki Sudo took the women’s title after skipping last year’s frank fest because she was pregnant.

Sudo downed 40 wieners and buns in 10 minutes to notch her eighth victory.

A spectator wearing a Darth Vader mask momentarily disrupted the competition by rushing the stage.

Chestnut put the protester in a brief chokehold before contest officials escorted the intruder away.

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Joey Chestnut Is Chomp Champ Again In July 4 Hot Dog Contest