(NEW YORK) — Call it pure domination. Joey Chestnut won his sixth straight Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Wednesday.
Chestnut tied his own world record, chowing down 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes on Brooklyn’s Coney Island where temperatures were pushing in the 90s.
“It feels great that I was able to tie the world record without anybody really pushing me,” Chestnut said. “Everybody else was out here persevering through the heat and supporting me. I might as well push myself. It’s only 10 minutes worth of work. I might as well push as hard as I can.”
Chesnut took home $10,000 with the win and Tim Janus was behind him with 52 hot dogs and made $5,000.
Takeru Kobayashi also has six wins at the Nathan’s event but did not compete on Wednesday.
Sonya “Black Widow” Thomas broke her own women’s world record, devouring 45 hot dogs.
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Adam Forsgren, EastIdahoNews.com Columnist