One hot dog: Contest champ sets new record for frank consumption

PHOENIX —Let’s be frank: It takes dogged determination to win a hot-dog eating contest.

And that’s just what Joey Chestnut was earlier this month when he took top honors in the Southwest Regional Hot Dog Eating Contest at the Arizona Mills mall in Tempe, Ariz. —Let’s be frank: It takes dogged determination to win a hot-dog eating contest.

According to the Associated Press, Chestnut, 23, gobbled up more than 59 franks in 12 minutes to

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