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Hot dog! Competitive eaters converge at Coney Island contest

There’s a new top dog in town.

In a gut-wrenching upset, Matt “Megatoad” Stonie defeated eight-time reigning hot-dog eating champ Joey “Jaws” Chestnut the 2015 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, an event as American as, er, hot dogs, held every Fourth of July on Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York.

Stonie, 23, won this year’s title by polishing off 62 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. Chestnut, 31, who holds the contest’s current record of 69 hot dogs, ate only 60.

In the women’s contest, Miki Sudo reigned supreme by consuming 38 hot dogs.

Thousands of people descend on Coney Island every year to witness the event, which has taken place at Nathan’s Famous Corporation’s original and best-known restaurant since 1972.

Matt Stonie (R) is crowned winner of the annual Fourth of July 2015 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Brooklyn, New York July 4, 2015. Stonie defeated 8 time champion Joey Chestnut 62-60, according to local media. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly - RTX1J0GO

Matt Stonie (R) is crowned winner of the annual Fourth of July 2015 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Brooklyn, New York July 4, 2015. Photo by Andrew Kelly/Reuters.

Matt Stonie consumes hot dogs during the annual Fourth of July 2015 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Brooklyn, New York July 4, 2015. Stonie defeated 8 time champion Joey Chestnut 62-60, according to local media. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly - RTX1J0HF

Matt Stonie consumes hot dogs during the annual Fourth of July 2015 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Brooklyn, New York July 4, 2015. Photo by Andrew Kellly/Reuters.

Miki Sudo, winner of Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in the Women's division, eats a hot dog during the competition in Brooklyn, New York July 4, 2015. Sudo finished with a total of 38 hot dogs consumed in ten minutes. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly - RTX1J065

Miki Sudo, winner of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in the Women’s division, eats a hot dog during the competition in Brooklyn, New York July 4, 2015. Photo by Andrew Kelly/Reuters.

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 4: Fans gather at The Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York, on July 4, 2015. The contest is an annual Fourth of July tradition. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)

Fans gather at The Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York, on July 4, 2015. Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images.

Kevin McDonald of Jackson, New Jersey prepares sausages for Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Brooklyn, New York July 4, 2015. McDonald has been cooking the sausages for the contest since 1997 and averages 2,600 sausages cooked per year. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly - RTX1IZYL

Kevin McDonald of Jackson, New Jersey, prepares sausages for Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Brooklyn, New York July 4, 2015. McDonald has been cooking the sausages for the contest since 1997 and averages 2,600 sausages cooked per year. Photo by Andrew Kelly/Reuters.

Hot dogs are seen on the stage before Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Brooklyn, New York July 4, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly - RTX1IZXT

Hot dogs are seen on the stage before Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Brooklyn, New York July 4, 2015. Photo by Andrew Kelly/Reuters.

Bob Spam of Bellmore, New York eats a hot dog before the commencement of Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Brooklyn, New York July 4, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly - RTX1IZXX

Bob Spam of Bellmore, New York eats a hot dog before the commencement of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Brooklyn, New York July 4, 2015. Photo by Andrew Kelly/Reuters

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