Confusion Ensues As Man Sets World Record At Hot Dog Eating Contest

06 Julio, 2018, 23:02 | Author: Earnest Bishop
  • Nathan's Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest to Air Live July 4 on ESPN2

The counting went awry on Independence Day at the nation's premier hot dog eating contest on Coney Island, ESPN reported, but perennial champion Joey Chestnut was still crowned the champion. This isn't your father's hot dog eating contest.

Other events being broadcasted today, for the 4th of July holiday, include Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular and A Capitol Fourth. He borrowed 300 dollars from his friends Jimmy Durante and Eddie Cantor so he could open a hot dog shop.

In addition, competitive eaters at the hot dog contest compete for a total prize pool of $40,000, including $10,000 each for the winners of the men's and women's main events.

But everyone was vying for the title of hot dog eating champion at the July 4th Spectacular in downtown Baton Rouge, hosted by the USS Kidd Veterans and Memorial Museum. It was later determined that Joey Chestnut ate 74, not 64, hot dogs and buns in the 2018 Nathan's contest. Chestnut is now the most decorated hot dog eater in the sport. With Chestnut going from 64 to 74, he hit the over on the betting line, flipping winners and losers in an instant. Chestnut came back the next year and hit 70-dog mark.

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As crowds donning hot dog hats packed Coney Island, Chestnut alternated between shoving two hot dogs and two buns into his mouth for the duration of the competition. Thomas' record is 45, but she managed 30 a year ago.

The Latest on the annual Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest. Twenty-one men in all participated in the competition.

On the women's side, participants will look to dethrone Miki Sudo, who took the crown from "The Black Widow" Sonya Thomas in 2014 and has worn it ever since.

On the Fourth of July, while you were relaxing and eating hot dogs, there was someone working very hard and eating hot dogs-74, to be precise. Get the full story on this annual event here.

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