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Defending hot dog eating champion sets new record

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Joey Chestnut is the top dog again!

Thousands gathered for the Nathan’s Famous July 4th Hotdog eating contest on the Coney Island boardwalk to watch reining champion Joey Chestnut.

He stuffed a world-record 74 hotdogs and buns into his mouth in 10 minutes to take home the coveted Mustard Belt for an 11th time.

There was some controversy however, Chestnut didn’t break the record after the initial count. A judging error cast initial doubt over the totals after jurists didn’t see the eaters were taking the dogs and buns from two plates.

On the women’s side, Miki Sudo held onto her title chomping down 37  franks and buns in 10 minutes to take home the top prize for an unprecedented 5th consecutive year.



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