Joey Chestnut wins Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest for 11th time in 12 years

Sets world record with 74 hot dogs
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Chestnut defends hot dog-eating title
Posted at 12:57 PM, Jul 04, 2018

On Wednesday, for the 11th time in the last 12 years, competitive eater Joey 'Jaws" Chestnut won the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island New York.

Chestnut consumed 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes, edging out second-place finisher Carmen Cincotti by 29 hot dogs.

The initial count had Chestnut eating 64 hot dogs, but it was later revealed that a counter had missed a plate of 10 hot dogs.

Chestnut's performance broke his own world record of 73.5 hot dogs, set during a qualifying event in 2016.

Chestnut first won the contest in 2007, edging out six-time winner Takeru Kobayashi. Chestnut then won eight straight competitions before falling to Matt Stonie in 2015. 

Miki Sudo won the women's contest for the fourth consecutive year on Wednesday, eating 37 hot dogs in 10 minutes.