Hot-Dog Eating Champion Regains His Title

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Eight-time winner Joey Chestnut hits personal goal to claim crown again for a ninth win

Last year, when his loss at the Nathan’s Famous hot-dog eating contest shocked the world of competitive eating, Joey Chestnut realized he had to reinvent himself.

“I went back and lost some weight, got healthier,” Mr. Chestnut said after he downed 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes Monday to reclaim his crown in the event, which is held each year in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, N.Y.


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