On Tuesday, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut ate up 72 franks in 10 minutes to win the yearly Fourth of July eating challenge facilitated by Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island, N.Y.
Chestnut ate 12 more sausage than runner-up Carmen Cincotti, holding his title from a year ago. The number likewise broke the challenge record of 70 pooches in 10 minutes, set by Chestnut himself amid the 2016 rivalry.
“I’m truly cheerful I got this win,” Chestnut stated, grasping the Mustard Belt, “I backed off much more than I needed to, I certainly have space for more … I’m anticipating one year from now.”
The expert focused eater from California had won the outstanding challenge for a long time consecutively starting in 2007, until Matt “The Megatoad” Stonie finished his keep running in 2015 with an unexpected triumph. Stonie came third this year by eating 48 pooches.
In the ladies’ challenge, Miki Sudo came in the lead position for the fourth straight year, devouring 41 wieners in 10 minutes.
Chestnut and Sudo each contended with more than twelve members, who earned their seats from local qualifying occasions. Both champions will leave with a prize of $10,000.
Thousands came to watch the candidates scarf down wieners and buns on the mark blue-and-yellow stage, driven by 60 minutes in length melodic and move pre-occasion performance.Many individuals wore frank formed froth caps and held signs with messages like “Bun Stuff” to cheer for the eaters.