“I slowed down quite bit”, he said.
This was the 101st edition of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. “I know I can do better”. Some say you aren’t supposed to put ketchup on a hot dog and just mustard, but that’s an argument for another day. The healthy answer is probably one.
Chestnut and Sudo each competed with more than a dozen participants, who earned their seats from regional qualifying events. Chestnut’s total – 72 hot dogs and buns – adds up to 20,160 calories in 10 minutes, or the USDA’s recommended intake of about 10 days for a typical American. Stonie came third this year by eating 48 dogs.
The competitive eater goes by the nickname “Jaws” and definitely lives up to the moniker. However, this is not only any normal eating contest but the famous #Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. Stonie, a 25-year-old Evergreen Valley High School alum, holds 15. Meanwhile, a live stream of the event can also be viewed online over here and also via ESPN’s app on both iOS and Android. But he came up one hot dog short of equaling the all-time mark of 73 franks, which he set previous year in Washington, D.C.
The now 10-time champion downed 72 franks and buns in 10 minutes to break the record of 70 he set past year while reclaiming the crown from top competitor Matt Stonie.
People are insane about the Hot Dog Eating contest.
The San Jose State University graduate triumphed eight years in a row before he lost to Stonie in 2015, only to regain his title the next year.
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