Joey Chestnut beat his own record Sunday at the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at Brooklyn’s Coney Island, eating 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Heof 75 hot dogs, when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the contest to be held at Nathan’s headquarters in Williamsburg without an audience.
This is the 37-year-old Chestnut’s 14th win and sixth straight title at the traditional Fourth of July event. He was the overwhelming favorite to win at several sportsbooks, according to ESPN.
Chestnut tweeted before the contest that he was “hungry for hot dogs!”
Michelle Lesco of Tucson, Arizona, won her first title in the Pink Belt, eating 30.75 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Reigning champion Miki Sudo sat this year out since she is pregnant.