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Matt Stonie Wins Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Matt Stonie competes at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating contest at Coney Island, Friday, July
Matt Stonie competes at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating contest at Coney Island, Friday, July 4, 2014, in New York. Stonie placed second against the reigning champion Joey Chestnut by eating 56 hot dogs and buns. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Matt "Megatoad" Stonie won the 2015 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest by beating out eight-time defending champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut in the annual event on Saturday.

Stonie ate 62 franks and buns in 10 minutes, two more than Chestnut consumed in the Coney Island tradition, the New York Daily News reported.

Afterward, Chestnut complained that some of the hot dogs were served cold, according to SB Nation.

Chestnut has been on the decline for years. He set the Nathan's record with 69 hot dogs in 2013, but his performance dropped to 61 last year, according to the Nathan's website.

In the women’s competition, held earlier on Saturday morning, Miki Sudo retained the women’s title by eating 38 hot dogs in 10 minutes, CBS News reported. Runner-up Sonya “Black Widow” Thomas devoured 31.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Matt Stonie's nickname was Megaload. It is Megatoad.

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