Joey “Jaws” Chestnut continues his reign as the chowing champion at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous in New York.
Joey Chestnut devoured a record-breaking 74 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes Wednesday at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York, to win the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest for the 11th time in the past 12 years and the third year in a row.
Chestnut continued the Independence Day tradition by beating second-place finisher Carmen Cincotti by 11 hot dogs to retain the mustard-yellow belt.
By eating 74 hot dogs, Chestnut broke his own Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest record of 72 as well as the overall record of 73.5 that he set in a 2016 qualifier.
Chestnut downed 70 franks and buns in 10 minutes last year, topping his record at the time and taking back the title from Matt “The Megatoad” Stonie. Stonie came in third on Tuesday, with 48 franks and buns.
Meanwhile, Miki Sudo notched a fourth-time win in the women’s division. The Las Vegas woman ate 37 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes to win her fifth straight title.
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