Nothing personifies that more than the celebration of a guy who eats a lot of hot dogs. Chestnut, informed of his new rival's threat to his reign, said he was looking forward to it. The next year 2 minutes were shaved from the event.
It's a decade of dominance, this win giving Chestnut his 10th mustard yellow belt in 11 years.
In the woman's division, Miki Sudo took home her fourth championship after eating 41 hot dogs.
Chestnut was a man of few words following his victory, but said he was feeling good despite the six dozen franks sitting in his tummy.
The women's competition was broken out into its own thing in 2011, and Thomas won the first three before being unseated by Sudo.
From sea to shining sea, millions of Americans consumed millions of hot dogs today.
The demonstrators later issued a statement saying they were from a group called Direct Action Everywhere, and want Nathan's to stop holding the contest. Chestnut was averaging just about nine hot dogs per minute halfway through the competition. Now that he has won two years in a row, he hopes to maintain his streak.
Philander Fit for Lord's Test
While the South African bowlers seem capable of doing their jobs, the same level of confidence can't be attached to the batsmen. The famous slope that runs across the ground causes him no discomfort and he's learned to use it to his benefit.