Matt Stonie Shocks The World by Defeating Joey Chestnut in the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
Matt Stonie did the unthinkable by defeating Joey Chestnut in the annual Nathan's Fourth of July hot dog eating contest ending the eight year reign of "Jaws." Thousands of spectators watched the contest which is held at Nathan's famous Coney Island location and were shocked when Stonie ate 62 hot dogs to Chestnut's 60. Stonie finished second last year but mentioned that his rigorous training this year led to his victory which earned him a whopping $10,000. His training included eating countless Twinkies, pumpkin pie and gyros. I could certainly get used to training for an eating contest like that!