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Competitive Eating

Tim Janus, Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie and Bob Shoudt compete in the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on July 4, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Chestnut, of San Jose, California, ate 69 hotdogs in ten minutes to win his seventh straight title. (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

San Jose Eating Champ Chestnut Bested By Hometown Foe

San Jose eating champion Joey Chestnut, who gained fame by dominating the annual Coney Island hot dog competition, was upset over the weekend at the Gyoza Eating Championship in Los Angeles.

08/19/2013

Champion Eaters Compete In Nathan's Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest

Competitive Eating, As American As It Gets

Competitive eating is as American as (lots of) apple pie. What does it take to be competitive in the world of competitive eating?

06/18/2012

Joey Chestnut of San Jose, California walks on stage holding his old champion belt as the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest begins on July 4, 2009 in Coney Island. (Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

San Jose Hot Dog Champ Eats 20K Calories, Says MD Approves

Hot dog eating champion Joey Chestnut estimates he eats about 20,000 calories in one shot at food competitions, but he says his doctor doesn’t mind.

CBS San Francisco–07/01/2011