Judging errors cast confusion at hot dog contest | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Judging errors cast confusion at hot dog contest | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Judging errors cast confusion at hot dog contest | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

In one of the most disgustingly incredible feats in sports, the 34-year-old Chestnut will be going for an unreal 11th title in 12 years at the annual Coney Island consumption competition.

Winner Joey Chestnut set a new record on Wednesday by eating 74 hot dogs and buns, but Chestnut was originally credited with only eating 64.

The annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest has been around for just over a century. But when the buzzer went off, only 64 hot dogs and buns had been counted because two empty plates were missed by officials.

But that wasn't enough competition for Scott, who was eating hot dogs three at a time, coming in as the clear victor after quickly eating a total of seven.

In the women's competition, Sudo, a native New Yorker by way of Japan and Hawaii, accomplished her goal to "5-pete" the competition by gobbling 37 hot dogs and water-dipped buns in 10 minutes.

Chestnut, described on ESPN has having the "the esophagus of a champion" and the "the stomach of a warlord" scoffed down 74 hot dogs and buns in just 10 minutes. The victory handed him the coveted Mustard Belt for the eleventh time in his "hot dog-eating" career.


The contestant to consume the most hot dogs with buns in 10 minutes is the victor.

Apparently thousands of people turned out for this year's competition in over 90 degree heat, wearing hot dog-inspired fashions and cheering on the competitors.

Chestnut won the men's contest, easily ahead on the runner-up, Carmen Cincotti, who consumed 63 (third was Darren Breeden, with 43).

But that wasn't enough to dethrone her friend, Miki Sudo, who won for the fifth straight time. While her grand total was four fewer than her tally previous year, it was nine more than the closest challenger, Michelle Lesco. Now, it's safe to say these two won't be craving hot dogs anytime soon.

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