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Joey Chestnut loses to Matt Stonie in Nathan's hot dog-eating contest; Miki Sudo wins women's match

Mike Stonie defeats Joey Chestnut after eating 62

Mike Stonie defeats Joey Chestnut after eating 62 hot dogs at The Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York, on July 4, 2015. Credit: Getty Images / Andrew Renneisen

Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie turned the competitive hot-dog-eating world upside down Saturday, wolfing down 62 frankfurters and buns in 10 minutes at the annual Nathan's Famous contest and denying the legendary Joey "Jaws" Chestnut's bid for a ninth-straight championship.

Chestnut, who in 2013 set the all-time Nathan's record of 69 hot dogs, put away only 60 this year at the annual Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island.

"No one thought anyone could beat the great Joey Chestnut, the No. 1 eater in the world," emcee George Shea said after naming Stonie the winner.

Earlier, Miki Sudo won her second-straight women's championship, beating former champion Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, 38 hot dogs to 31.

Chestnut, 31, of San Jose, California, told ESPN2, which broadcast the contest, that he had an off day.

"I just had trouble," he said. "I was eating slow and he was eating fast. I couldn't catch up."

When asked what slowed him down, Chestnut said some of the hot dogs were "really cold and leathery," but added "they were the same for everyone" and that it was no excuse for his loss.

Chestnut vowed to return to Coney Island next year for a rematch.

Stonie told ESPN2 that Chestnut is "a legend of the sport" of competitive eating and that beating him was "surreal."

"I trained hard for this," he said. "This is absolutely amazing, to win on this sport's biggest stage. It's crazy."

Stonie -- whom the International Federation of Competitive Eating ranks as the second-fastest eater in the world after Chestnut -- lost to Chestnut last year, 61 hot dogs to 56.

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