Last year, Joey Chestnut won the men's competition after scarfing 72 dogs (buns included) in just 10 minutes. Competitor Carmen Cincotti was also credited with eating 45 hot dogs, until it was discovered that he had consumed 64. Happy 4th of July! "When I saw that I had a considerable lead, at one point by eight hot dogs, I said, it's fine, I'm done". On the women's side, Miki Sudo ate 41 hot dogs in 2017, marking it her fourth consecutive win.More news: LG's new patent suggests a foldable smartphone with extendable hinge
Joey Chestnut took home another victory at the 2018 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4 at New York's Coney Island Boardwalk. According to Major League Eating, the body that oversees professional eating contests, Chestnut once ate almost 13 pounds of deep-fried asparagus in 10 minutes and 55 glazed donuts in the same amount of time. It was a unusual error to be that far off, but considering Chestnut was finishing 7.4 hot dogs per minute - that's a hot dog and bun every 8.1 seconds - it was tough to keep up.
While the practice of dunking perfectly good hot dogs in water and sliding them down your throat at lightning speed may seem unpleasant, Chestnut has repeatedly assured the public that he loves it.More news: 'Trump baby' balloon cleared to fly over London during President's visit
In one of the most disgustingly incredible feats in sports, the 34-year-old Chestnut will be going for an unreal 11th title in 12 years at the annual Coney Island consumption competition.
Joey Chestnut is undefeated! Ten people tested their luck to see who could eat the most hot dogs in eight minutes. And the men's event will be re-aired on ESPN2 at both 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET, just in case you need to watch all that hot dog fun again and again.More news: Varane compares France’s Mbappe to Brazil icon Ronaldo
And outside of Chestnut's new record, the judging errors were the story of the event.