Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Joey "Jaws" Chestnut Wins the Nathan Hot Dog Eating Contest!
Breaking news! Tied neck-to-neck at a record smashing 60 hot dogs, Kobayashi 'reverses' (read: vomits up) his hot dogs, disqualifying himself immediately and making Joey "Jaws" Chestnut the winner.
From the AOL live Blog:
"With two minutes to go, it's Chestnut 57, Kobayashi 56. Barring a regurgitation, this is the greatest contest in competitive eating history. We've got one minute to go, and they've both eclipsed the world record.
They're both over 60.
KOBAYASHI REVERSES!! With five seconds to go, Kobayashi lost his hot dogs, which, if the judges rule it vomit rather than drool, will be an automatic disqualification. Either way, Chestnut appeared to have won by about half a dog.
On replay, it's clear that Kobayashi vomited.
Joey Chestnut is the 2007 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating champion." (link)