NEW YORK — Frankfurter-munching phenom Joey "Jaws" Chestnut gobbled his way
A 15th win Monday at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest
Powering down 63 hot dogs and buns at the annual exhibition of excess.
In a decisive chowdown comeback, women's record-holder Miki Sudo downed 40
The women's title after skipping last year's frank fest because she was pregnant.
Monday also marked the contest's return to its traditional location outside Nathan's flagship shop in Brooklyn's Coney Island neighborhood.
The event was relocated in 2020 and last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
"It's beautiful to be back here" in front of a throng of spectators, Chestnut told ESPN after his feat
Which the 38-year-old managed while wearing a surgical boot because of a leg injury.
"It hurts, but I was in the zone for a little bit. I was ignoring it," said Chestnut, but the pain eventually slowed his pace in the 10-minute competition.