World champion eater heading to Corinth for slugburger contest

By NEMS Daily Journal

It’s not really a sport, even though it sometimes turns up on ESPN, but competitive eating has produced some superstar performers.
One of those, Joey Chestnut, will be in Corinth on Saturday afternoon
to participate in the World Slugburger Eating Championship. It’s part of
the 26th annual Slugburger Festival.
Chestnut, 27, is the six time defending champion of the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest. Last Thursday, he ate 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes to retain his title.
The first slugburger contest was held a year ago.
Matt Stonie ate 30 of the little sandwiches in 10 minutes to claim the title.
Stonie returns to defend his title.
The contest is slated to begin at 4:30 p.m. in front of the Crossroads Museum at 215 N. Fillmore Street.