Monday, 16 July, 2018

Chestnut, Sudo defend hot dog eating titles

This is your body after 70 hot dogs competitors and doctors dish on Nathan’s contest side effects Carmen Cincotti competes against Joey Chestnut during the 2017 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest
Gustavo Carr | 06 July, 2018, 02:17

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.

For 102 years, Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs have held their annual contest on July 4 in Coney Island, New York.

The only other woman to ever win the women's competition is Miki Sudo, whose personal Nathan's record is 41 hot dogs.

He ate 10 more dogs than Carmen Cincotti.

The Fourth of July is here and so is Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest where grown men and women enjoy eating as many hot dogs as they can. The slender eater won the event from 2001 through 2006 before Chestnut took the title in 2007. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial of both bundles, and you can then watch the contest live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app. "When I saw that I had a considerable lead, at one point by eight hot dogs, I said, it's fine, I'm done". However, a year ago Miki achieved a personal best by eating 41 dogs.

Still, she easily beat out second-place finisher Mischelle Lesco of Tuscon, Arizona, who chowed down 28 wieners and buns. Chestnut and Sudo each took home the coveted mustard belt and $10,000 for their eating prowess.

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Miki Sudo is seeking a fifth women's title in a row.

Last year, animal rights activists tried to unfold a banner amid the crowd at the event.

Women compete during the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4, 2018 in Coney Island.

That's four shy of her total past year.

The event, televised on ESPN, attracts thousands of in-person spectators and has rivaled sporting events for its competitive flair.