Nathan’s Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest 2011

Reigning champ Joey Chestnut has won his fifth straight Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest by chowing down 62 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.

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Joey Chestnut (C) celebrates winning at the end of the 2011 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at the original Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on July 4, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Chestnut also known as 'Jaws' won this year's competition by eating 62 hot dogs.
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Sonya Thomas (C) competes in the 2011 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest. Thomas also known as 'The Black Widow' won this year's first ever women's competition by eating 40 hot dogs.
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A woman dances to music during to the 2011 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest.
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A man dressed as Uncle Sam entertains the crowd.
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Tim Janus, also known as 'Eater X' shows off his belly.
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Sonya Thomas (R) smiles as she finishes.
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Joey Chestnut (C) rests at the end of the 2011 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest.
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Patrick Bertoletti also known as 'Deep Dish' waves to the crowd after competing.
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Joey Chestnut celebrates his victory.
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(L-R) Tai Loi Mak, Lu Ming Kui, and Yat Ming Lam, first ever Chinese competitive eaters are introduced at the 2011 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest.
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Reigning champ Joey Chestnut has won his fifth straight Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest by chowing down 62 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.
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Spectators cheer before the start of Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, Monday, July 4, 2011, on Coney Island.
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Jessie Slachman, of Manalapan, N.J., gets his shirt signed by Nathan's event staffer George Shea.
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Kevin Cascone, of Westfield, N.J., poses with his face painted red, white, and blue at Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest.
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A man dressed as Uncle Sam entertains the crowd during the 2011 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island.
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Connor Laverty, left, of Union N.J., paints Mike Buczynksi, right, of Roselle, N.J., red, white, and blue.
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Kevin Cascone, of Westfield, N.J., had his face painted red, white, and blue at Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, Monday, July 4, 2011, on Coney Island, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Four-time reigning champion Joey Chestnut and challengers from around the world will vie to break his record of 68 hotdogs and buns in under 10 minutes. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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Music artist Nick Cannon addresses the crowds at the Nathan's Famous Hotdog Eating Contest.
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Competitors at the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest gorge themselves against the clock for "The Mustard Yellow International Belt."
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Four-time reigning champion Joey Chestnut, center, competes in his fifth Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating World Championship. Chestnut scarfed down 62 hot dogs to win his fifth consecutive Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Coney Island -- the equivalent of about 20,000 calories in 10 minutes.
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With the Empire State Building in the background and a live ESPN broadcast of the Nathan's Coney Island Hot Dog competition showing beside him on an outdoor plasma screen, Takeru Kobayashi, right, eats Nathan's hot dogs by himself, during an unofficial contest Monday July 4, 2011 in New York. Kobayashi, who was ineligible to compete in the Coney Island competition because he won't sign an exclusive contract with Major League Eating, ate 69 Nathan's hot dogs in 10 minutes. The winner of the Coney Island contest, Joey Chestnut, foreground center on the plasma screen, ate 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes.
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Four-time reigning champion Joey Chestnut, center, raises his arm in victory as he wins his fifth Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating World Championship with a total of 62 hot dogs and buns.
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Competitors at the first-ever Nathan's Famous Women's Hot Dog Eating World Championship gorge themselves against the clock and vie to break the female world record of 41 hot dogs set by Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, right.
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Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, center right, wins the first Nathan's Famous Women's Hot Dog Eating World Championship after consuming 40 hot dogs and buns. Thomas fell just one short of her female world record of 41 hot dogs and buns.
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