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11:45 AM PTJoey Chestnut simply gained the new dog-eating contest (once more) for the sixteenth time, and whereas his efficiency this 12 months was stable … it nonetheless wasn’t pretty much as good as years previous.

JC ate 62 sizzling canine in 10 minutes, which secured him the victory and the belt. Like we stated, he is eaten extra earlier than — nevertheless it’s spectacular, nonetheless. Congrats, bud!

Chestnut and the remainder of the new dog-eating machines WILL gorge themselves this 12 months in any case on a Fourth of July custom, — regardless of Mom Nature attempting to torpedo their plans.

Nathan’s Scorching Canine Consuming Contest was nearly canceled Tuesday at Coney Island … all on account of a large thunderstorm that rolled via, which dumped a ton of rain and lightning onto the realm — and despatched patrons working for canopy.

Footage taken by journos on the bottom reveals swarms of individuals seeking to get out of the rain any means they’ll … and a few obtained artistic, standing on out of doors tables beneath umbrellas.

It obtained so dangerous that the NYPD really pulled the plug on the remainder of the competitors — the boys’s race, particularly — out of an abundance of warning. However Nathan’s organizers waited it out a bit and determined to proceed as soon as the storm cleared — which it will definitely did.

It is unclear when precisely the competition will get underway, however the legend himself is ready within the wings and clearly prepared. JC was seen strolling round mingling with onlookers who caught round — and he was hyping himself up as they chanted his title.

Certainly, the man’s again to defend his title … final 12 months he ate 63 sizzling canine and gained, however that wasn’t wherever close to his file set the earlier 12 months at 76 franks — which he hoped to topple in 2023.

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The glizzy champ needs one other chunk on the apple, er, wiener. At this level, it is wanting like he’ll get his likelihood — and seeing how he is the odds-on favourite to win … individuals shall be counting the canine he downs because the true marker of victory.

Go get ’em, child!

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