AEST 00:00, Thu Jul 5 2012
Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut won his sixth consecutive Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest title in Coney Island, Brooklyn.
The champ downed 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes and walked away with $10,000 prize-money and a mustard champion's belt.
Second place finisher Tim Janus wolfed down 52 of the hot dogs and buns.
Sonya 'The Black Widow' Thomas defended her title in the women's competition, eating 45 hot dogs, five more than she did last year.
The contest has been a holiday tradition for 97 years.
The contest requires eaters to consume the entire hot dog and bun and any "reversal of fortune," Major League Eating's term for vomiting, results in an automatic disqualification.
A plate of Nathan's hot dogs.