Joey “Jaws” Chestnut prolonged his reign as champion eater on the Nathan’s Well-known July Fourth sizzling canine consuming contest Wednesday, downing a report 74 wieners and buns in 10 mins to take house the coveted Mustard Belt for an 11th time.
Miki Sudo held onto her identify as the highest girl’s competitor at the yearly Brooklyn eat-off, chomping 37 franks and buns to take house the highest prize for an unparalleled 5th consecutive 12 months.
“I discovered a vicious rhythm,” the 34-year-old Chestnut mentioned after the stuffing consultation. “I used to be feeling just right lately.”
However whilst Chestnut ate 10 extra canine and buns than second-place finisher Carmen Cincotti, a judging error solid preliminary doubt over their totals after jurists did not see the eaters have been taking the canine and buns from two plates.
Eric Gonzalez, the Brooklyn district lawyer, qualified the overall tally and Chestnut’s report of 74.
“On the finish of the day, Joey Chestnut got here in right here and ate 74 sizzling canine, broke an international report,” mentioned Cincotti, who celebrated his 26th birthday on Wednesday. “It seems that they have been just right canine.”
Sudo fell in need of the 41 sizzling canine she fed on ultimate 12 months, however simply beat out second-place finisher Mischelle Lesco of Tuscon, Arizona, who chowed down 28 wieners and buns.
Hundreds of attendees, many donning mustard-colored sizzling canine caps, braved 83-degree temperatures and a warmth index of 91 levels to witness the yearly July Fourth pageant at the Coney Island boardwalk. The outlandish custom dates to 1972, although the corporate has lengthy promoted what a former president stated used to be a mythical get started date of 1916.
Fan Martha Delightful, 41, of Franklin, New Jersey, mentioned she used to be attending the aggressive consuming pageant to enhance her husband Dwight, who “loves wieners.”
“We’re looking to knock one thing off my hubby’s bucket listing,” she mentioned.