International Hot Dog Eating Contest Crowns New Champion

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NEW YORK - JULY 4: Hot dogs are displayed on stage at the 2010 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at the original Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on July 4, 2010 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Joey Chestnut won this year's International Federation of Competitive Eating event, eating 54 hot dogs, while his biggest rival Takeru Kobayashi didn't compete due to a contract dispute with Major League Eating. Subsequently, Kobayashi was arrested for attempting to hop a barricade and get on the stage after the event, charges are pending. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

NEW YORK — For the first time in nearly a decade, the world’s hot dog king is someone not named Joey Chestnut.

Matthew “Megatoad” Stonie devoured 62 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes at Nathan’s 99th annual International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Brooklyn’s Coney Island on Saturday, defeating longtime champion Chestnut’s tally of 60.

Chestnut had won eight straight titles at the annual Fourth of July eating contest at Brooklyn’s Coney Island.

“I just had trouble,” Chestnut said after the competition, which was aired on ESPN2. “I was slow and he was eating fast.”

In the women’s competition, Miki Sudo won for the second consecutive year, eating 38 hot dogs — four more than her mark last year.

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