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Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Champion Pummels Previous Record

Nathan's Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest to Air Live July 4 on ESPN2 Watch Live: Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 2018, How to Stream Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo
Delia Stanley | 07 July, 2018, 03:21

San Jose resident and competitive eater extraordinaire Joey Chestnut claimed victory again Wednesday at the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in NY, downing 74 franks in 10 minutes for a new world record. Chestnut is now the most decorated hot dog eater in the sport.

The 2018 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest is in the books.

The initial tally incorrectly stated Chestnut only ate 64 franks, as the judges were unaware that the San Jose local was initially eating off of two plates.

Since 1972, thousands of curious onlookers have gathered at the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Coney Island, New York to witness the gastronomical feat known as the annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. However, offshore sports books don't mind lining the action, as ESPN reports that Chestnut is a -700 favorite to win while the total hot dogs and buns consumed by the victor is set at an over/under of 70.5.

On the women's side of the competition at New York's Coney Island, Miki Sudo won her fifth straight title by eating 37 hot dogs to beat out second-place finisher Michelle Lesco of Tucson, Arizona, who ate 28.

Last year, Joey Chestnut won the men's competition after scarfing 72 dogs (buns included) in just 10 minutes.

Judging errors cast widespread confusion over Joey "Jaws" Chestnut's record-setting 11th title at the annual Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest. If you're not in front of a TV you can catch the event streaming live on the ESPN app.

Sudo was five behind her effort a year ago she but has won five of the eight competitions since a separate women's division was created in 2011.

Over a decade ago, Chestnut sent shockwaves into the competition as he dethroned erstwhile six-time defending champion Takeru Kobayashi of Japan by eating a then world record of 66 hot dogs.

Each man was given 12 minutes to chow down on as many hot dogs as they could. Her goal for the big day is ten; this will be her second year competing, and the first time joined by her daughter.

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