The 34-year-old took home his third straight title — his eleventh within the last twelve years — on Wed afternoon in Coney Island. Chestnut celebrated the Fourth of July by slamming a best seventy four hot dogs into his face and earning the $10,000 prize.
Joey Chestnut breaks world record, downs 74 hot dogs to win 11th Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Chestnut, WHO Greek deity a then-record seventy two dogs last summer, fended off twenty others at New York’s Coney Island walk for the annual July 4 competition. Carmen Cincotti came in second however wasn’t on the point of stealing the mustard belt from Chestnut, WHO is hierarchic No. one within the world by league feeding.
The Nathan’s Hot Dog feeding Contest has become a staple of July fourth in America — a practice not like the other and Chestnut has been a dominant force within the competition for over a decade. His solely loss within the event over the past dozen years came at the hands (and mouth) of Matt Stonie in 2015.
The competition has additionally become standard for card-playing, with Chestnut getting into this year’s event as a -550 favorite, consistent with Oddshark. The over/under on hot dogs consumed by the winner was 72.5.