New record set at Nathan's Famous July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest
Joey Chestnut won a record tenth title at Nathan's Famous July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island.
"Joey Chestnut. He put the Tiger Woods into hot dogs, baby!" said Gregory Cherry from California.
Chestnut consumed 72 franks and buns in 10 minutes -- a record for this competition
"I make my body work for me and I’ve been really lucky with how it’s performed," Chestnut said.
New Jersey’s Carmen Cincotti took second place with 62 dogs.
In the women’s competition, Miki Sudo of Las Vegas won her fourth consecutive title, eating 41 hot dogs and buns.
"Once I got my rhythm going, it was mine to own," Sudo said.
This lively crowd comes from all over the country. They say they're not here just for the hot dog battle, but to take in the wild atmosphere.
" It's definitely the scene, I mean, we're definitely enjoying it, it's rowdy, it's fun," said Will Stitilis.
"It’s probably the most American thing anyone could ever think of, just hot dogs and excess and everyone’s really into it and patriotic and excited," said Emma Phillips from New Jersey.
Carter Brown and his family came from Florida for the event.
"I've been watching this for a while I've always wanted to see it," Brown said.
Carter hopes to compete when he gets older, but he has his work cut out for him. Right now he says the most hot dogs he can eat in one sitting is four.