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Hot Dog Champ Joey Chestnut Eats 9.35 Pounds of Turkey in 10 Minutes to Win Contest

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird.

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    Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird.

    Ten contestants vied to see who could eat the most of a 20-pound turkey in a competition Saturday at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

    Chestnut ate 9.35 pounds of meat off the bone in 10 minutes. According to Major League Eating, the food equivalent of the NFL, he bested the previous record, which was held by Sonya Thomas, who ate 5.25 pounds of turkey in November 2011.

    Chestnut, a San Jose, California, resident who turns 31 on Tuesday, is ranked the top competitive eater in the world. He ate 61 hot dogs in 10 minutes to clinch an eighth-straight win at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest earlier this year.

    He took home a $5,000 check after stuffing his face with turkey. The remainder of the $10,000 purse was divided among other contestants.
     

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