CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Joey Chestnut swallowed 103 Krystal hamburgers in eight minutes today to set a new world record and win the Krystal Square Off IV World Hamburger Eating Championship in Chattanooga.
The 23-year-old from San Jose, California, surpassed the previous world record of 97 Krystals held by Japan's Takeru Kobayashi, set at last year's Krystal Square Off.
Kobayashi, who won all three previous Krystal Hamburger Eating Championships, didn't compete this year because of lingering jaw pain from having a wisdom tooth extracted in June.
Besides beating 12 other contestants and setting a new record today, Chestnut also took home $10,000.
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