Joey Chestnut eats record 74 hot dogs for 11th title
Defending champion Joey Chestnut gobbled down a record 74 hot dogs to capture his 11th title at the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Wednesday.
By beating the mark of 72 dogs and buns he set last year, the San Jose, California, competitive eater known as “Jaws” took home the Mustard Belt once again.
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.
Sudo fell short of the 41 hot dogs she ate in winning last year’s contest. The women’s record is held by Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas, who ate 45 in 2012.