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Chicagoan Finishes Third In Hot Dog Eating Contest

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jul 4, 2009 5:30PM

Part of the tradition of July 4th is watching the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog eating contest and this year was no different. Not only did defending champ Joey Chestnut win again and also notch a new world record with 68 hot dogs downed, but Chicagoan Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti finished third overall behind Chestnut and Kobayashi (64.5) - with 55 hot dogs put away. You may remember we caught up with Bertoletti last year at an eating contest.