Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo Break Records At Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Adam Warner
July 04, 2020 - 10:41 am
Miki Sudo and Joey Chestnut

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Joey “Jaws” Chestnut set a new world record at the men's competition and Miki Sudo broke a record at the women's competition during the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Saturday.

Chestnut ate a record 75 hot dogs and buns to win his 13th title in 14 years in the men’s contest. His old record was 74 hot dogs and buns.

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Miki Sudo broke a hot dog eating record at the women's contest as well—48 1/2 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes to claim her seventh straight title. Her old personal record was 41 hot dogs.

The Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest took place as scheduled Saturday—but it wasn't at its normal location in Coney Island and there wasn't a crowd because of the coronavirus.

The annual Fourth of July chow-down normally takes place at the corner of Surf and Stillwell avenues, but this year it took place “in a private location with COVID-19 safety measures in place,” according to ESPN, which airs the event.

The secret location is said to be an air-conditioned, private warehouse located not far from the normal spot in Coney Island.

This is also the first year people can legally bet on the contest in New Jersey, Colorado and New Hampshire.

The competitors were separated by plexiglass as they tried to eat as many hot dogs and buns as they could in 10 minutes.

Joey “Jaws” Chestnut will be competing for a record 13th title in the men’s contest against five other competitors.