By David-Aghadiuno Published 07/04/2016 16:54:00 | Views: 1768
Matt Stonie, left, and Joey Chestnut compete in Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest men's competition, Monday, July 4, 2016, in New York. Chestnut came in first eating 70 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. Stonie ca

The champ is back on top.

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut has reclaimed his title at the 2016 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island, one year after losing the coveted Mustard Belt to competitor Matt Stonie.

Chestnut plowed through 70 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, beating out rival Stonie by 17 dogs. Both men are from San Jose, California.

With this impressive performance, Chestnut has also set a new record for the most hot dogs eaten in the contest – breaking his own record set in 2013, when he managed to gobble up 69 dogs and buns in 10 minutes.

"I don't feel so good," he said after the competition, according to WPIX reporter Andrew Ramos. "I'm drunk on hot dogs right now."

32-year-old Chestnut had previousy won the Mustard Yellow International Belt for eight consecutive years until Stonie snatched it out from under him in 2015. In that year, Stonie gobbled up 62 hot dogs and buns to Chestnut's 60.

"He awoke a sleeping giant," Chestnut said of Stonie after Monday's contest.

Contest officials said Chestnut set a new record last month when he ate 73½ hot dogs and buns during a qualifying event.

By David-Aghadiuno 07/04/2016 16:54:00

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