For the first time in nearly a decade, the world’s hot dog king is someone not named Joey Chestnut.
Matthew “Megatoad” Stonie devoured 62 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes at Nathan’s 99th annual International Hot Dog Eating Contest in New York on Saturday, beating longtime champion Chestnut’s tally of 60.
Chestnut had won eight straight titles at the annual Fourth of July eating contest at Brooklyn’s Coney Island.
“I just had trouble,” Chestnut said after the competition, which was aired on ESPN2. “I was slow and he was eating fast.”
In the women’s competition, Miki Sudo won for the second consecutive year, eating 38 hot dogs — four more than her mark last year.