Stonie ends Joey Chestnut's 8-year reign at Nathan's hot dog contest

Story highlights

  • Matthew "Megatoad" Stonie devours 62 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes
  • Joey Chestnut loses for the first time in nearly a decade
  • In the women's competition, Miki Sudo wins for the second consecutive year, eating 38 hot dogs

New York (CNN)Down goes Chestnut. Long live the "Megatoad."

For the first time in nearly a decade, the world's hot dog king is someone not named Joey Chestnut.
Matthew "Megatoad" Stonie devoured 62 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes at Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest in New York on Saturday, beating longtime champion Chestnut's tally of 60 and winning his first mustard yellow belt.
    "Today I claimed a belt that hasn't changed hands in 8 years. 62 Hot Dogs in ten minutes. #Happy4thJuly," Stonie tweeted Saturday afternoon.
    At 5-foot-8 and 130 pounds, Stonie beat his own record of 56 from last year's contest.
    A smiling Stonie told the crowd it was surreal to win on the sport's biggest stage.
    He was a humble victor.
    "Joey is an amazing competitor," Stonie said of his rival.
    "I know he brings 100% to the Fourth of July and he is a legend of the sport," he told ESPN2, which broadcast the event.
    "To beat him by a couple of hot dogs this year is... you know I trained hard for this and I can't say I came in confident, but I came prepared," Stonie said.
    Fans wearing Nathan's hats cheered for Stonie throughout the competition while others held signs reading "Joey ate my lunch."