Woman eats 37 hot dogs to win July 4 eating contest

Woman eats 37 hot dogs to win July 4 eating contest

Woman eats 37 hot dogs to win July 4 eating contest

What's a good Fourth of July celebration without a little friendly competition?

The second place was seated by Carmen Cincotti with 64 hot dogs, while Darron Breeden came third with 43 hot dogs.

He says new judges will be used next year.

Joey Chestnut, the ten-time victor from San Jose, the USA state of California, broke his last year's record of 72 dogs and buns at the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island. Joey Chestnut is no stranger to competitive eating sports and today marked his 11th win at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest. Women's victor Miki Sudo also took home $10,000.

In the distaff side, Miki Sudo outlasted 19 other competitors that included record-setter Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas to win her fifth consecutive women's title.

Sudo was five behind her effort previous year she but has won five of the eight competitions since a separate women's division was created in 2011. Lesco chowed down 28 wieners and buns.

Thousands of attendees, many donning mustard-colored hot dog caps, braved 83-degree temperatures and a heat index of 91 degrees to witness the annual July Fourth competition on the Coney Island boardwalk. Baton Rouge held a hot dog eating contest Wednesday, and no, the contestants weren't exactly pros. The competition will take place at Nathan's Famous Corporation original restaurant at Coney Island, New York. Per usual, most will be tuning in to see if the current champion - Joey "Jaws" Chestnut - can emerge victorious and defend the crown yet again.

"Seventy-four hot dogs - I've earned it", he said after the event in an interview with ESPN. And this year, the man went a step ahead to break the record and walk away with $10,000 prize.

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

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