But Chestnut doesn’t stick to hot dogs – considered a GOAT of competitive eating, he holds an impressive and diverse range of eating crowns, including apple pie, asparagus, poutine (!) and the delightfully worded “burritos, long form”.
A year later, Kobayashi set a new standard in the event when he ate a remarkable 50 Nathan’s Famous hot dogs in the 10-minute time span.
Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, which takes place on Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York, has become must-see TV for many families on July 4.
Sudo pummeled 41 hot dogs as she dominated the women’s event a year ago.
In the women’s category, defending champ Miki Sudo won for the fifth year in a row by eating 37 hot dogs and buns. Another name to keep an eye on is 24-year-old Carmen Cincotti, who gobbled down 60 hot dogs last year to finish second.
Ten minutes, 74 hotdogs and an estimated 22,200 calories later, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut is once again the undisputed chow champion. She described her performance as one she’d to improve upon in the future, but Sudo would be the first to admit “a win is a win”.
The only other woman to ever win the women’s competition is Miki Sudo, whose personal Nathan’s record is 41 hot dogs.
Joey Chestnut is undefeated! It’s a unusual way to set a world record, but it’s a world record nevertheless.
Washington, D.C.’s, record hot dog eater Juliet Lee shared her secret to competitive eating ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. Sudo has plans to enter this year’s competition as well.
The event attracts thousands of in-person spectators and is televised on ESPN.
That’s four shy of her total previous year.
Last year, animal rights activists tried to unfold a banner amid the crowd. Five protesters were taken into custody for questioning and later released.