Joey Chestnut, of San Jose, Calif., wins seventh consecutive Nathan’s hot dog eating contest

The total beat Chestnut?s best by one wiener.

The total beat Chestnut?s best by one wiener. (7/4/13)

CONEY ISLAND - Joey Chestnut downed 69 franks and devoured his own record in the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating championship in Coney Island.

The San Jose, Calif. man known as “Jaws” scarfed down the dogs and buns to win the July Fourth contest. He takes home $10,000 and a mustard-yellow champion's belt.

The total beat Chestnut's best by one wiener. Second place went to Matt Stonie with 51 hot dogs.

Chestnut has now bested his former rival, Takeru Kobayashi, with seven wins. Kobayashi competed in a different eating contest Thursday.

Sonya "Black Widow" Thomas eked out a narrow victory in the women's race by consuming nearly 37 hot dogs.

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