NEW YORK—Joey Chestnut scarfed down 62 hot dogs to win his fifth consecutive Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Coney Island—the equivalent of about 20,000 calories in 10 minutes.
It wasn't a personal best for the 27-year-old nicknamed Jaws, but it was enough to out-eat second-place finisher Patrick Bertoletti by nine wieners. Chestnut, of San Jose, Calif., won $10,000 and the coveted mustard-yellow belt.
"I feel great!" he said after the contest, adding that he was going to drink a lot of water and avoid hot dogs for a few days.