Joey Chestnut devours 63 franks to win 2022 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, his 15th victory in 16 year

Joey Chestnut may have dramatically entered Monday's Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest walking on crutches 

But after another stirring performance before the Coney Island crowd 

Chestnut's ruptured tendon injury, combined with a series of personal setbacks including the recent loss of his "first coach" mother 

Alicia, didn't deter the 38-year-old champion, who devoured 63 hot dogs in 10 minutes Monday 

Despite falling short of his own record of 76 dogs eaten last year 

Chestnut put on another clinic to claim the Mustard Belt, out-eating second-place finisher Geoffrey Esper 

Chestnut, who goes by "Jaws," has now won seven in a row and 15 of the last 16 hot dog eating contests  

In his storied career, Chestnut has now eaten a record 1,152 combined hot dogs 

It's become a regularity for Chestnut to not necessarily battle others, but his own world records from previous years' competitions.