Joey Chestnut Sets New Record in Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Phillip Cunningham
July 6, 2018

Joey Chestnut wins the annual Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest, setting a new world record by eating 74 hot dogs in Brooklyn, New York, July 4, 2018.

The July 4th holiday is upon us and people around the country are gearing up to watch one of America's most storied traditions.

Shea is now uncertain about what type of technology can be used to tally hot dogs and buns.

In the women's event, Miki Sudo also defended her first place title, eating 37 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

The annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest, a Fourth of July viewing staple for some, is back for its 102nd installment.

Winner Joey Chestnut set a new record on Wednesday by eating 74 hot dogs and buns, but Chestnut was originally credited with only eating 64.

According to the contest's website, it was Chestnut's 11title for eating as many hot dogs as possible in 10 minutes.

Originally, the judges thought Chestnut ate 64 hot dogs.

After the event, Chestnut was asked whether or not he will keep competing in the contest after winning 11 titles. CEO Eric Gatoff talks about how the company is celebrating a century of feeding NY, how it keeps up with increased competition, and the right way to dress a hot dog.

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Both Chestnut and Sudo walked away in first place previous year as well.

Joey Chestnut is undefeated!

Last year, animal rights activists tried to unfold a banner amid the crowd. At noon, coverage will switch to ESPN2, which will show the men's battle while the women's will be shown at ESPN3. Thomas is referred to as the Black Widow, and in 2012 she finished more hot dogs than 10 of the 15 men who entered the men's contest. Competitive get ready for the event by stretching out their stomachs by drinking gallons of milk or water as fast as they can.

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