Nathan’s Annual July 4 Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island

Joey Chestnut ate his way to a sixth straight win at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Coney Island on Wednesday, tying his personal best in a sweaty, gag-inducing spectacle.

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Five-time reigning champion Joey Chestnut celebrates after he wins his sixth straight Coney Island hot dog eating contest, eating 68 hot dogs. Last year, Chestnut won with 62 hot dogs.
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Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas breaks her world record during the Nathan's Famous Women's Hot Dog Eating World Championship.
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Competitors at Nathan's Famous Women's Hot Dog Eating World Championship gorge themselves against the clock.
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Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas accepts her trophy after she wins Nathan's Famous Women's Hot Dog Eating World Championship.
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Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas is carried through the crowds after breaking her world record.
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"The Black Widow" Thomas forces down a hot dog.
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Tim "Eater X" Janus, left, and five-time reigning champion Joey Chestnut, right, compete for the title.
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Joey Chestnut scarfs one down.
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Tourist Ron Stuart of Seattle, Wash., poses for a photograph by a plate of hot dogs following a weigh-in for contestants.
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