Joey Chestnut (L) and Matt Stonie (R) consume hot dogs as time expires to conclude the annual Fourth of July 2015 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Brooklyn, New York July 4, 2015. Stonie defeated 8-time champion Joey Chestnut 62-60, according to local media / Andrew Kell /Reuters 


NEW YORK — Joey Chestnut won the 101st Nathan’s Annual Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest on Tuesday, marking his 10th victory in the event.


Chestnut was the reigning champion and favorite heading into the 10-minute race, which attracts the world’s hungriest competitive eaters at New York’s Coney Island. The 33-year-old set a world record Tuesday by devouring 72 hot dogs.


“Next year, if I come back, you can bet I’ll be pushing harder,” Chestnut told ESPN2 shortly after winning the event. “I treat competitive eating like a sport, it’s not like going to a buffet, I’m not a buffet buster. I train, I fast, I tape my practices and try to figure out how to improve. I make my body work for me and I’ve been really lucky for how its performed.”


Carmen Cincotti finished the competition in second place with 68 hot dogs, while Matt Stonie placed in third with 48.


Last year, Chestnut set the previous record of 70 hot dogs, winning the title back from Stonie, who defeated him back in 2015. “Joey is a monster, it will take a lot to knock him off,” Stonie said before the competition, which aired on ESPN2.


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