Pig Out

Hot Dog Eater Defends Title

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut is on a roll. He picked up his third consecutive first-place finish in today's annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, Brooklyn, setting a new world record of swallowing 68 frankfurters in ten minutes. "After the second minute, I knew my body was cooperating," said the 218-pound reigning champion after it was over. He maintained an early lead over his chief rival, six-time titleholder Takeru "Tsunami" Kobayashi of Japan. For his win, Chestnut will take home $20,000 and the coveted Mustard Belt.