World records set at Saturday's Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

Yolanda Curtis
July 5, 2020

The 36-year-old Chestnut devoured 75 wieners in 10 minutes on Saturday to win the Mustard Yellow Belt for the 13th time in 14 years.

As a safety measure, Nathan's Famous moved the annual Independence Day tradition inside under controlled conditions that included social distancing, masks for non-eaters and plastic partitions between contestants. "I knew I was fast in the beginning". This was over 30 hot dogs more than his closest competitor, which just goes to show that this is Joey Chestnut's world and we are all living in it. And the dogs were cooked really well today.

'This is a insane year, and I'm happy I was able to get a record'.

On the female side, Miki Sudo will be going for her seventh title, against four others. He's now eaten 1,000 hot dogs during competitions.

She smashed the previous record of 45 held by Sonya Thomas, which was set in 2013.

The favorite was also victorious in the women's competition, as Miki Sudo consumed 48.5 hot dogs to win easily.

"I feel great", Sudo said.

'I'm sure the physical effects will kick in in a little bit.

This year, Nathan's Famous pledged 100,000 hot dogs to the Food Bank of New York City, according to the Journal.

'To everybody watching at home, I wish you could be here, ' Sudo said.

A global pandemic could not stop Coney Island's venerable Fourth of July hot-dog eating competition from going ahead on Saturday, or its reigning men's and women's champions from setting new records in their respective divisions.

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