Hot dogs are displayed before the annual Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in New York’s Coney Island.
(AP Photo/Sarah Stie)
Joey "Jaws" Chestnut and Miki Sudo clinched victory in the annual Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest Thursday.
California native and 11-time champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut ate 71 hotdogs to clinch the coveted Mustard Belt on New York's Coney Island boardwalk. Last year he set a record by eating 74 wieners and buns in 10 minutes.
Earlier, Miki Sudo of Las Vegas won her sixth consecutive women's title by eating 31 hot dogs.
The 33-year-old fell short of last year's 37 frankfurters but easily beat runner-up Michelle Lesco, who ate 26 hot dogs.
ESPN released a documentary Tuesday featuring the rivalry between Chestnut and his longtime foe, Japan's Takeru Kobayashi, who no longer takes part in the contest.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
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