Champ Joey Chestnut proposes to girlfriend, eats 61 hot dogs, wins Nathan's contest

It’s a Fourth of July tradition.

BEFORE THE Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest — an idiosyncratic American sports tradition which is televised on ESPN — in Coney Island today, Joey Chestnut proposed to his girlfriend in front of the crowd (she said yes):


Then, Chestnut — the dominant figure in this competition for some time —  proceeded to eat 61 hot dogs to win his eight consecutive Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest:

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