Arizona woman finishes 2nd at Nathan's hot dog eating contest

Desiree Steele
July 7, 2018

People compete in Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York City, July 4, 2017. According to ESPN, Chestnut is now the most-decorated hot-dog eater the sport has ever seen, and, in this writer's humble opinion, it is only a matter of time before his name is whispered among other greats such as Michael Jordan, Babe Ruth and Walter Payton.

The Fourth of July is here and so is Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest where grown men and women enjoy eating as many hot dogs as they can.

The second place was seated by Carmen Cincotti with 64 hot dogs, while Darron Breeden came third with 43 hot dogs.

Chowdown champions will face off Wednesday at Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest, where the men's record stands at 72 frankfurters and buns in 10 minutes.

Chestnut took home the Mustard Belt after downing 74 franks and buns in 10 minutes - two more than he did past year.

In the women's contest, Miki Sudo won her fifth title in a row.

Sudo, born in NY to a Japanese father and an American mother, devoured 37 hot dogs at the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, well ahead of her competitors, though down from the 41 she ate previous year. The annual Coney Island competition has become a phenomenon over the years.

This afternoon in New York, Joey Chesnutt was once again crowned the victor of the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest. That day, he broke his 2016 personal record of 70 dogs, and spectators are committed to seeing whether he can pull off a similar feat this year.

He stuffed a world-record 74 hotdogs and buns into his mouth in 10 minutes to take home the coveted Mustard Belt for an 11th time.

Miki Sudo, a Japanese-American, won the annual Independence Day hot dog eating contest in NY on Wednesday, holding on to her title in the women's division for the fifth straight year. Sonya Thomas still holds the women's world record with 45 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Sudo completed 37 hot dogs in 10 minutes to walk away with the victory.

This year's was a scorcher: Temperatures hovered near 90 degrees when the parade began late Wednesday morning, and some marchers were treated for heat exhaustion and taken off the route.

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