Joey Chestnut Sets Hot Dog Eating Record

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Joey Chestnut has done it, people.

The professional eater known as “Jaws” recaptured the Mustard Yellow International Belt on Monday, setting a competition record while coming out on top of the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Joey Chestnut in Action

After losing out last year in this same contest to Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie, Chestnut defeated Stonie on July Fourth by downing 70 hot dogs.

In 10 minutes.

That marks the most hot dogs ever consumed by a human being in that amount of time at this event.

Chestnut had held the previous mark of 69, setting the figure in 2013.

Contest officials said Chestnut also set a record last month when he ate 73 1/2 hot dogs and buns during a qualifying event, but this is the highest mark ever set at this annual gathering.

Joey Chestnut Wins!

As he held the mustard-colored belt after his victory on Monday afternoon, Chestnut said Stonie had "woke up the sleeping giant" when he upset him last year.

He simply would not allow that to happen again.

"Last year was rough," Chestnut told the crowd. "This year was the best ever."

Joey Chestnut Pic

Stonie - who hails from the same California city as Chestnut - said there were "no excuses" for his loss. He said Chestnut did an amazing job.

That's one way of putting it.

Watch Jaws chomp down on all 70 hot dogs below:

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