Defending champ Joey Chestnut sets record with 74 hot dogs

This is your body after 70 hot dogs competitors and doctors dish on Nathan’s contest side effects

This is your body after 70 hot dogs competitors and doctors dish on Nathan’s contest side effects

Here, scenes from this year's record-breaking competition on July 4. Eleven-time champion Joey Chestnut downed a world-record 74 franks on his way to victory, while the judges had initially counted just 64.

Joey Chestnut is going have to make room on his mantle after winning his 11th title at the Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest Wednesday afternoon in Coney Island. The 26-year-old also has set an array of competitive eating world records, including 25 Big Macs in five minutes, and a hefty 22 pounds of poutine in 10 minutes at a competition in Toronto three years ago. The video is below, but be warned - it's hardly ASMR.

Women's champion Miki Sudo ate 37 hot dogs to win her fifth straight championship, but not after she was forced to pour a bottle of water over her head mid-contest.

This afternoon in New York, Joey Chesnutt was once again crowned the victor of the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest. Twenty-one men in all participated in the competition.

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This is Chestnut's 11th overall Nathan's title.

There's nothing more American on the Fourth of July than watching grown men and women eat as many hot dogs as they can, buns and all, in 10 minutes.

Last year, 35,000 fans attended the hot dog eating contest and another 1.11 million watched on ESPN.

Master of Ceremony George Shea, top centre, announces that reigning champion Joey Chestnut, bottom centre, as the victor.

The current reigning champion is Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, who previous year managed to eat 72 hot dogs in under ten minutes. She defeated 18 others including second-place finisher Michelle Lesco, who ate 28, as well as record-holder Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas. So, maybe something like MLB's Statcast, but for hot dogs.

That's four shy of her total past year.

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