Joey Chestnut just won his sixth straight belt in the most American competition ever — the 2012 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest!
The hungry athlete tied his own 2009 world record by downing 68 dogs in 10 minutes on the 4th of July, while Sonya 'The Black Widow' Thomas took the women's title after eating 45 hot dogs in the same amount of time.
She was able to beat her previous world record of 40, which she set during last year's first-ever women's competition.
Joey, one of the best competitive eaters in the history of the sport, blew away his competition because the second place finisher only at 52 dogs. He'll be a force to be reckoned with for years to come too. The 28-year-old doesn't plan on retiring any time soon and told sources:
"My record is 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes, and I'm going to break it hopefully just by eating it like a beast."
Amazingly, the six-foot-tall champ only weighs 210 pounds, while Sonya is only 100! Where do they fit all that food???
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