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Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest held on Coney Island

This is your body after 70 hot dogs competitors and doctors dish on Nathan’s contest side effects Carmen Cincotti competes against Joey Chestnut during the 2017 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest
Marty Perkins | 07 July, 2018, 03:23

He's still the top dog. Carmon Cincotti was runner up with 63 dogs with Darron Breedon who followed behind with 43. After a complete review of the taped contest, it was revealed that the counters missed a plate of dogs because they didn't see the competitive eaters were taking the dogs and buns from two plates.

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, which takes place in Brooklyn, New York, has become a July Fourth tradition over the year.

The winners receive the famed "Mustard Belt", along with a monetary prize: first place gets $10,000, second place $5,000, and so on.

Three years ago, Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie, 26, ended Chestnut's eight-year winning streak.

The renowned competitive eater from San Jose, California, takes home the coveted Mustard Belt and surpassed the previous mark of 72 dogs and buns he downed a year ago. If you're not in front of a TV you can catch the event streaming live on the ESPN app. Sudo has plans to enter this year's competition as well.




Michelle Lesco, 34, of Tucson, Ariz., finished second with 27, one better than Sonja "The Black Widow" Thomas, 51, of Alexandria, Va., who owns the record with 45 and has won the three other women's titles.

Every year on July 4, the hot dog brand Nathan's Famous hosts a hot dog eating contest at their Coney Island home, a spot that TIME has previously called the "spiritual home of the US hot dog".

Michelle Lesco, left, poses in a stare-down with defending women's champion Mika Sudo during Nathan's Famous International Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in at the Empire State Building on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in NY. Not only was a world record set, but the betting community was flipped on its head. She'll be back for a fifth round this year.

Among the ladies, Miki Sudo walked away with the trophy after eating 37 hot dogs in 10 minutes. While her grand total was four fewer than her tally previous year, it was nine more than the closest challenger, Michelle Lesco.

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