JOEY CHESTNUT HAS EATEN 783 HOTDOGS IN THE NATHAN’S HOTDOG EATING CONTEST
With his victory in the 2018 Nathan’s Hotdog Eating Contest, Chestnut extended his all time hot dog and bun eating record to 783. That’s right, 783 hotdogs and buns.
The 2018 contest also marked Joey Chestnut’s 11th Nathan’s Hotdog Eating Contest championship, another Major League Eating record. For gladiators of the Coney Island Coliseum, The Nathan’s Hotdog Eating contest is the Super Bowl.
To put Chestnut’s career into perspective would be impossible, as he holds no contemporaries in the world of sport. Even the great Tom Brady has only managed to win 5 championships, less than half of Chestnut’s whopping total.
A standard pack of Nathan’s skinless beef franks holds 8 dogs. That means Joey Chestnut has consumed over 97 packs of hotdogs in competition.
When we look back on this era of sports, one name will stand above them all. It won’t be Lebron, or Kobe, or Michael, or Tom Brady. No, the greatest athlete of modern times is a competitive eater. And his name is Joey Chestnut.
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