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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


By Marc Lawrence,– It was his 15th victory in 16 years. Joey Chestnut, aka, “Jaws,” has now won seven years in a row. While he’s not in the prime of his career, ESPN reports he has now eaten 1,152 hot dogs in Nathans July 4 annual hot-dog eating event. His goal is to eat 80 hot dogs in one competition. FYI: He’s also the word record holder for eating 20 five-pound corned beef sandwiches in ten minutes; 182 wings in 30 minutes; 45 pulled pork sandwiches in ten minutes; 23 Philly cheesesteaks in ten minutes; 53 soft beef tacos in ten minutes; 4.375 apple pies in eight minutes; 141 hard-boiled eggs in eight minutes; 121 Twinkies in six minutes; 55 glazed doughnuts in eight minutes; 18 pounds of shrimp cocktail in eight minutes; 47 grilled cheese sandwiches in ten minutes; and 32 Big Macs in 38 minutes… all world records.

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