It wasn't a personal best for the 27-year-old nicknamed Jaws, but it was enough to out-eat second-place finisher Patrick Bertoletti by nine wieners. Chestnut, of San Jose, Calif., won $10,000 and the coveted mustard-yellow belt.
"I feel great!" he said after the contest, adding that he was going to drink a lot of water and avoid hot dogs for a few days.
In a separate division for women, Sonya Thomas ate 40 hot dogs to claim the pink belt championship. Chestnut's longtime rival, Takeru Kobayashi, did not participate because he refused to sign a contract with the eating league. Link -via J-Walk Blog