Hot Dog Eating
Contest: Joey Chestnut takes the title home
Joey Chestnut won the
Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest today, bringing home the
title after years of Japanese domination.
what has to be the undisputed all-American sport, a hot dog
eating contest, Joey Chestnut put down 66 hotdogs to take the
champion title back to the United States.
For many years, the Japanese Takeru
Kobayashi ate more hot-dogs than anyone else, taking the pride
to Japan, in the "Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International
Hot Dog Eating Contest" in the Coney Island, New York. But
Chestnut came out strong and broke all records with 66 hot-dogs
in 12 minutes, followed by Kobayashi with 63. Earlier this week
the title was almost given away to Joey Chestnut, after a jaw
injury made Kobayashi to consider pulling out of the contest.
Disappointed, all reputable sportsbooks
closed the betting props on the hot dog eating contest, when the
jaw injury was made public, some of them re-posting odds a
couple of days before the competition. The online betting
Bodog Sports had Joey Chestnut
favorite with odds 2/5, and Takeru Kobayashi was downgraded to
3/2 after the incident.
Joey Chestnut, who is a student from
California, finally stuffed down enough hot dogs to beat Takeru
Kobayashi, who has held the title in the Nathan's Famous July4th
Hot Dog Eating Contest six years in a row.
Published on 07/04/2007