Takeru Kobayashi and Joey Chestnut were the top two contestants in the Nathan Hot Dog eating contest at Coney Island. Takeru has won the event like 5 straight years until Joey de-throned him last year. There was a lot of pressure for Joey to win it and keep the championship here in the good ol' USA. They changed the rules this year from 12 minutes to 10. Last year Joey won it with 66 dogs. This year at the end of 10 minutes, these eating machines both were tied at 59 a piece. Real drama! Now they have an eat off, who can eat 5 dogs the fastest? Joey downed his 5 a little faster than Takeru and he won it by one hot dog. I swear they both looked like they were going to throw it all back up. You could tell Joey was really hurting. But way to go, Joe! You made every American proud keeping the championship here, especially on Independence Day. Now go take some pepto bismal and enjoy the rest of the day.