Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo Win 2018 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contests


Happy 4th of July!

The judges originally counted 64 hot dogs, but it was later revealed that an entire plate wasn't counted. Or at least he swallowed them after dipping them in water. That day, he broke his 2016 personal record of 70 dogs, and spectators are committed to seeing whether he can pull off a similar feat this year.

Still, she easily beat out second-place finisher Mischelle Lesco of Tuscon, Arizona, who chowed down 28 wieners and buns. The video is below, but be warned - it's hardly ASMR.

Over on the women's side, Miki Sudo retained her World Title by downing 37 wieners and buns for an impressive 5th consecutive year.

Winner Miki Sudo (C) competes in the women's annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4, 2018 in Coney Island.

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Reigning champion Joey Chestnut, celebrates with Master of ceremonies George Shea, right, and Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, after winning the men's competition of the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in the final seconds of the competition. There are 20 male and 20 female contestants, including the defending champ, Joey Chestnut, the winners of regional qualifiers, individual qualifiers and special invitees.

When interviewed shortly after his 11th victory in 12 years, Chestnut insisted he ate 74 hot dogs and that those keeping track of him egregiously miscounted.

The 2018 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest is nearly here and that means thousands will gather at Nathan's Famous hot dog restaurant in Coney Island to witness one of the most popular competitive eating competitions in the world on Independence Day. He'll try to hold off Matt Stonie, who handed Chestnut the one defeat in the middle of his dominant run back in 2015 by downing 62 hot dogs.

The renowned competitive eater from San Jose, California, takes home the coveted Mustard Belt and surpassed the previous mark of 72 dogs and buns he downed a year ago. While her grand total was four fewer than her tally previous year, it was nine more than the closest challenger, Michelle Lesco. The sport (though some critics refuse to acknowledge competitive eating as a sport), really came to a head when Takeru Kobayashi set a new standard in the event in 1997 after eating 50 hot dogs in the 10-minute span.