The Day: July 4th, 2009

The Event: The Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, pitting titans Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi against one another for the fifth time.

The Man: Joey Chestnut , consuming 68 hot dogs in just 10 minutes, shattering his own world record by a full two dogs and bringing home the gold for the US.

Joey Chestnut, you sir, are a Real American Hero.