Joey Chesnutt Wins 11th Nathan's Title By Eating Record 74 Hot Dogs

Joey Chesnutt Wins 11th Nathan's Title By Eating Record 74 Hot Dogs

Joey Chesnutt Wins 11th Nathan's Title By Eating Record 74 Hot Dogs

Reigning hot dog eating champion Joey Chestnut defended his title on Wednesday and set a new world record at Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York.

A day after Joey Chestnut broke the hot dog eating world record in the most unceremonious of ways, Major League Eating is considering switching to electronic technology to replace human counters, per ESPN's Darren Rovell.

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut is this year's men's victor in the Nathan's Famouse hot dog eating contest. There was some confusion regarding how many hot dogs Chestnut ate because one plate wasn't counted.

The 2018 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest will take place from 11 a.m. EST to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4. Sudo devoured 37 franks and buns to take home the top prize for an unprecedented fifth consecutive year.

Thousands of attendees braved 83-degree temperatures and a heat index of 91 degrees to witness the annual July Fourth competition on the Coney Island boardwalk. Carmen Cincotti finished in second in men's play with 63 hot dogs.

Tiebreakers come down to a five-hot dog showdown, with a one-hot dog sudden death. Cincotti was at first credited with eating 45 hot dogs, but after calculating in uncounted plates, officials agreed he actually downed 64 hot dogs.

"I really wasn't looking to beat my personal best or even a record".

In a stats released by ESPN reporter Darren Rovell, Chestnut's 74 hot dogs contain 22,200 calories to go along with 814g of protein, 2664 grams of cholesterol, 54242 grams of sodium and 1850 grams of carbohydrates.

Ten minutes, 74 hotdogs and an estimated 22,200 calories later, Joey "Jaws" Chestnut is once again the undisputed chow champion.

On the Fourth of July, while you were relaxing and eating hot dogs, there was someone working very hard and eating hot dogs-74, to be precise. Past year she won with 41. She defeated 18 others including second-place finisher Michelle Lesco, who ate 28, as well as record-holder Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas.

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