Joey Chestnut breaks world record to claim 11th hot dog-eating title

  • 05/07/2018

Defending champion Joey Chestnut broke his own world record by devouring 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes to claim his 11th Hot Dog Eating Contest title in 12 years.

The 34-year-old American beat 20 other competitors in the annual Independence Day (July 4) competition.

Chestnut has set contest records in the past three events. In 2016, he became the first competitor to eat 70 hot dogs, then he took down 72 last year, and now he has outdone himself yet again with an astounding 74 franks and buns.

The judges initially counted 64 hot dogs for Chestnut, but it was later revealed that an entire plate wasn't counted, so his total increased by 10.

Whether he had scoffed 74 or 64, Chestnut would have won, as Carmen Cincotti finished a distant second with 45 hot dogs and buns.

On the women's side, Miki Sudo won her fifth straight title, eating 37 hot dogs in 10 minutes.


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