Chestnut & Thomas Claim Coney Island Victory

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating ContestJoey Chestnut achieved the coveted "five-peat" by winning his fifth consecutive Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, after wolfing down 62 dogs in ten minutes at Coney Island, New York. The San Jose, California resident, who failed to break his own world record of 68 hot dogs, won $10,000 plus the prestigious mustard yellow belt.  Chicago's Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti finished a strong second with 53 and "Eater X" Tim Janus was third with 45. 

In the first-ever women's division, Sonya "the Black Widow" Thomas came from behind to win the pink belt with a total of 40 dogs. The early leader, Juliet Lee, faded down the stretch to tie for second with Stephanie Torres at 29.    

Take a look at the gluttonous highlights of the competition.

Six-time winner Takeru Kobayashi of Nagano, Japan, failed to compete for the second straight year, refusing to sign a contract with Major League Eating.