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Joey Chestnut easily wins eleventh Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

Joey Chestnut easily wins eleventh Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

In the women's competition, Sudo, a native New Yorker by way of Japan and Hawaii, accomplished her goal to "5-pete" the competition by gobbling 37 hot dogs and water-dipped buns in 10 minutes.

Nathan's Famous hot dog brand turns 100 this Memorial Day weekend.

Joey Chestnut and the world's other top competitive eaters are chasing more than just bragging rights at the 2018 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island in NY on Wednesday.

Chestnut has won 10 of the 11 Nathan's events.

According to Nathan's website, on July 4, 1916, four immigrants gathered at this hot dog stand and made the eating contest's history.

"I found a vicious rhythm", Chestnut said in a post-contest interview.

Both Chestnut and Sudo will take home a $10,000 first-place prize.


Frank Dellarosa crossed an important threshold in 1991 when he polished down 21.5 hot dogs, becoming the first trencherman to eat 20 or more hot dogs at the event. The only difference about this win is that Joey beat his 72-dog record from previous year.

The Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest is an institution on every July 4th but it's the legendary introductions of George Shea that puts this event on another level. Chestnut beat 20 other contestants to earn the coveted "Mustard Belt" and ate a record 74 hot dogs and buns, surpassing the previous record of 72 dogs he set past year.

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, which takes place on Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York, has become must-see TV for many families on July 4. The winners in 2017 were Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo.

Carmen Cincotti came in second place with 45.

Thousands of attendees, many donning mustard-coloured hot dog caps, braved 28 degree Celsius temperatures to witness the annual July Fourth competition on the Coney Island boardwalk.

Women have been eating hot dogs on a competitive basis at the event since 2011.

"We are trying to knock something off my hubby's bucket list", she said.

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