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Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in hot dog eating contest

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NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Stonie upset Joey “Jaws” Chestnut to win the July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut’s bid for a ninth straight victory.

Stonie, who finished second last year, downed 62 hot dogs and buns on Saturday, beating Chestnut by two. Both are from San Jose, California.

The next closest competitor ate 32 hot dogs.

Afterward, Stonie, holding his fist in the air in victory, said it felt amazing to win. He said he trained hard for the contest.

Chestnut, smiling in defeat, said he was slow and couldn’t catch Stonie.

Photo credit: Nathan’s Famous