Californian smashes hot dog eating world record by having 68 in 10 mins

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London, July 05 (ANI): A man from California wolfed down 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes to smash the previous world record of 66 and to win America's Coney Island annual hot dog eating contest.

Joey Chestnut defeated Takeru Kobayashi- six-time titleholder from Japan- in the food competition to retain the title at Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating for three consecutive years now, Sky News reports.

Chestnut is also currently number one in the world by the International Federation of Competitive Eating and has achieved many other feats in the past.

His world records include eating 9.8 pounds of pork rib meat in 12 minutes, 182 chicken wings in 30 minutes and drinking eight pints of milk in one minute.

Last year's Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest had initially ended in a tie, with Chestnut and Kobayashi both eating up 59 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. (ANI)

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