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Man Sets New World Record for Eating Hot Dogs
    2007-06-04 09:49:05     CRIENGLISH.com


Joey Chestnut sets a new world record of 7.05 pounds of hot wings eaten at the TripRewards Ultimate Hot Wing Championship.
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An American man has smashed the world record for hot dog eating at a contest, gobbling up more than 59 hotdogs in 12 minutes.

Joey Chestnut shattered the record held by Takeru Kobayashi of Japan by downing 59 and-a-half hot dogs and buns, during the Southwest Regional Hot Dog Eating Championship in Tempe, Arizona.

Kobayashi's old record of 53 and-three-quarters was set last year at Nathan's famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest, held on Coney Island in New York.

Californian Chestnut, 23, finished second in last year's world championships, consuming 52 hot dogs.

"Two years ago I never thought I'd make it this far. But during the last month of training all the numbers kept going up, and I knew I was going to be able to break the record today."

Chestnut won a free trip to New York, a year's supply of hot dogs and a 250 US dollars gift card to the mall.
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