Internet cheers American hero Joey Chestnut for eating 72 hot dogs

American hero and competitive eater Joey Chestnut just won Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest for the 10th time by scarfing down 72 (!) hot dogs.

The annual event, held on Coney Island, N.Y., requires participants to eat as many hot dogs as possible in a 10-minute period. 

He's done it! @joeyjaws wins the #NathansHotDogEatingContest with an unofficial 72 hot dogs and buns. What a legend.

— Nathan's Famous (@originalnathans) July 4, 2017

Chestnut originally aimed to finish 80 hot dogs—10 more than last year—but still earned the top title with 72.

On July 4th, I have a goal that begins with an 8. I know @MattStonie & @carmencincotti are making gains. so am I.

— Joey Chestnut (@joeyjaws) June 28, 2017

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