Joey Chestnut Wins 16th Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

Joey Chestnut Wins 16th Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Joey Chestnut once again proved that he is the world’s greatest hot dog eater, winning his 16th Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4, 2023. Chestnut ate 63 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, breaking his own world record of 76 hot dogs set in 2021.

Chestnut faced stiff competition from Geoffrey Esper, who finished second with 51 hot dogs and buns. But Chestnut was simply too much to handle, as he ate at a blistering pace from the start. He was already ahead of Esper by 20 hot dogs after five minutes, and he never looked back.

Joey Chestnut
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Chestnut’s victory is a testament to his incredible training regimen and his dedication to the sport of competitive eating. He eats up to 10,000 calories per day, and he also does strength training and cardio. He is also very disciplined, and he follows a strict diet.

Chestnut’s win is also a sign of the growing popularity of competitive eating. The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is now one of the most watched sporting events in the United States, and it is drawing a growing international audience.

Chestnut is a true inspiration to anyone who wants to achieve their goals. Joy Chestnut has shown that anything is possible if you are willing to work hard and never give up.

Joey Chestnut
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Here are some additional details about the contest:

  • The contest was held at Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island, New York.
  • The weather was hot and humid, but Chestnut did not seem to be affected by it.
  • The crowd was cheering for Chestnut throughout the contest, and they erupted in cheers when he won.
  • Chestnut’s victory was his 16th Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest title, which is a record.
  • Esper finished second with 51 hot dogs and buns, which is the second-highest total in contest history.
  • Third place went to James Webb, who ate 47 hot dogs and buns.