Man Eats 75 Hot Dogs In 10 Minutes To Scoop World Record
A man has won the world record title for eating hot dogs, chomping through 75 in just 10 minutes. Incredible work.
The 2020 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest took place yesterday (4 July) and saw 13-time winner Joey Chestnut once again victorious. He smashed his nearest competitor Darron Breeden who ate 42 hot dogs in 10 minutes.
By munching through 75 hot dogs, Chestnut beat the old record - of 74 - set by himself in 2018.
Meanwhile on the women's event, seven-time winner Miki Sudo managed to chow down 48.5 hot dogs to retain her title. Not only did she win the competition, she also set a new record for the most hot dogs eaten during the women's event. Nicely done.
The event, which takes place in Coney Island, New York, looked very different this year to previous years due to the coronavirus pandemic.
For the first time the event was held indoors and spectators were not allowed to attend; competitors were separated by screens and the team carting over fresh hot dogs to entrants were wearing masks.
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Music was pumped into the room in an attempt to create a bit of an atmosphere for competitors.
Ahead of the event, Sudo told organisers that she wasn't keen on the changes and said she preferred to compete outdoors - still, it didn't seem to hold her back in any way.
She then thanked viewers for tuning in at home, telling ESPN: "To everybody watching at home, I wish you could be here, but thank you so much for supporting us out of your living room."
Asked how she was feeling, she said: "I feel great. I'm sure the physical effects will kick in in a little bit."
Chestnut, who consumed roughly 21,750 calories during the event, also commented on the event being crowd-less, saying he 'missed' having people to cheer him on.
Speaking after his win, he told ESPN: "It was hard, but I knew I was fast at the beginning. The dogs were cooked really well today. At minute six is where I missed the crowd. I hit a wall. It took a little more work to get through it.
"This is a crazy year, and I'm happy I was able to get a record."
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