Video: San Jose’s Joey Chestnut Wins 5th Straight Hot Dog Eating Contest

When the founders were tortuously debating the many then-treasonous liberties we now enjoy, the possibility that one day the written version of their deliberations, resulting in one of the most beautifully crafted expressions of the human race’s evolving sense of freedom, would one day be commemorated in part by a man eating 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes — well, that probably never crossed their minds.

Just a guess…

And here’s video of the contest from start to finish.

And not to be overlooked, Matt “Megatoad” Stonie, also of San Jose, finished tied for fifth. Just a great day for the San Jose competitive eating scene.

More on the sport:

  • Wikipedia: Joey Chestnut
  • Video: Chestnut wins asparagus eating competition in Stockton
  • Video: Joey Chestnut talks strategy and motivation (Travel Channel)
  • Major League Eating & International Federation of Competitive Eating
  • Kobayashi unofficially breaks world record with 69 (Washington Post)
  • Video: SNL TV Funhouse — KOBAYASHI The Hot Dog Eater
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Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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