Perennial favorite Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut wins Nathan's hot dog eating contest – 63 including bun

Massachusetts resident Geoffrey Esper won second place

Updated: July 4, 2022 - 1:50pm

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Professional eater Joey "Jaws" Chestnut on Monday won his 15th Nathan's hot dog eating contest, devouring 63 hot dogs and buns, according to news reports. 

Massachusetts resident Geoffrey Esper won second place by having eaten 47.5 at the annual July Fourth event on Coney Island, N.Y., according to CBS News.

Chestnut won his seventh straight on crutches. He wore a soft cast on his right foot and reportedly ruptured a tendon. 

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