Reigning world champion Joey Chestnut broke his own record after eating 76 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes during Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on Sunday, July 4.
In a CBS Sports report, it was already the 14th time that Chesnut won the title in the last 15 years.
“It just felt good. Even if I was uncomfortable, having everybody cheer me and push me, it made me feel good,” Chestnut, of Westfield, Indiana, said in an ESPN interview after his win Sunday.
“I’ve been looking forward to this all year,” he added.
On the women’s side, Michelle Lesco, ranked ninth overall, and picked up her first championship after eating 30 3/4 hot dogs and buns.
Seven-time reigning women’s champion Miki Sudo did not compete this year as she’s expecting her first child later this month.
The annual Fourth of July event was held in a nearby minor league baseball stadium, Maimonides Park, with around 5,000 spectators.
Last year, it was held indoors due to the coronavirus pandemic.