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Chestnut still the top dog

Associated Press • Jul 4, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Throngs of revelers packed Brooklyn's Coney Island on Thursday to see competitive eating champ Joey Chestnut scarf down 69 hot dogs to break a world record and win the title for a seventh year at the 98th annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Sonya Thomas defended her title with almost 37 dogs.

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