Joey Chestnut continues to prove every Fourth of July that he’s one of the greatest American athletes in history by continually winning the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. On Friday, he proved it again by winning his eighth straight event and holding off a fiery Matt Stonie in the process. And yes, eating an ungodly amount of hot dogs does prove that you’re a great American.
Every year we’re mesmerized by how many hot dogs this man can eat in a less than 15-minute span, and on Friday, it was on full display again as Chestnut ate.
Afterward, as is the case every year, the twitter world got their Independence Day holiday kicked off by marveling at just how impressive Chestnut’s most recent feat actually was.
Joey Chestnut aiming to eat 1776 hot dogs in honor of Independence Day.
— Stuart Smith (@magic_stu) July 4, 2014
Who’s more American than Joey Chestnut?! (Other than Toby Keith) — Kyle Osco (@kyleosco) July 4, 2014
Joey chestnut is the best athlete in the world
— John Stauffer (@johnstauffer7) July 4, 2014
You can’t stop Joey Chestnut you can only hope to contain him — The Mexican Zombie (@texascub74) July 4, 2014
I wish I was Joey chestnut
— Antmerica (@MorelloAnthony) July 4, 2014
Joey Chestnut wants BAMA
— BC Interruption (@bcinterruption) July 4, 2014
Joey Chestnut is unreal
— Christian McLaughlin (@Christian894) July 4, 2014
Joey Chestnut gettin it done again
— Niko Lee (@ThePhilosopha23) July 4, 2014
— Dan Moore (@dan55moore) July 4, 2014
Joey Chestnut the champ again! A 4th of July tradition…
— John Brennan (@jbren) July 4, 2014
Joey Chestnut!!!!! 8 times in a row baby
— Noah Hiles (@Fat_Noah9) July 4, 2014
8th got dog eating championship for Joey chestnut #NathansFamousHotdogEatingContest
— Ray Bock (@RaymondPbock) July 4, 2014
Joey Chestnut does it again.
— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) July 4, 2014
JOEY CHESTNUT making American History
— YOUNG BOY (@LutfiPocesta) July 4, 2014
8-time champ Joey Chestnut
— Tyler Moorey (@TylerM9714) July 4, 2014