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Joey Chestnut IS an Athlete


Ben Maller: "Joey Chestnut meets the criteria of an athlete. He regularly competes against other professional eaters. He has shown excellence in achievement. It requires rigorous training. He's like a boxer. He spends 6-8 weeks to get ready for an event, for 3-5 hours a day. He extends the boundaries of the human body. He pushes his stomach to the limit. The man is a modern day Evel Knievel."

Ben Maller reacts to Joey Chestnut winning the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest once again with yet another dominant performance. Ben explains why Chestnut's incredible abilities fit in line with the definition of an athlete, despite the obscurity of his sport of choice.