The New York Daily News reports:
Joey Chestnut proved it again: He’s second to bun. The king of competitive eating slammed down a record 74 franks in steamy Coney Island to easily capture his 11th Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog contest in the last 12 years. He gobbled up 10 more than the next-closest chomper in the annual Fourth of July throwdown.
“Oh my God, I got in a vicious rhythm,” a sweaty Chestnut said. “I was feeling good today. I think I get out of bed because I love to eat. I tried to have fun and enjoy the food.”
Chestnut, 34, of San Jose, Calif., pulled away from the competition Wednesday by the mid-way mark of the 10-minute contest to win yet again. He zipped past his record mark set last year — a staggering 72 hot dogs in the seaside feeding frenzy.
The count is official: JOEY CHESTNUT ATE A WORLD RECORD 74 HOT DOGS. 😱 pic.twitter.com/SFY3QYHoEj
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 4, 2018
Nutrition Data on Joey Chestnut’s record 74 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. pic.twitter.com/vsuhaHH0ah
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 4, 2018
That’s the face of an 11x CHAMP!
JOEY CHESTNUT = HOT DOG GAWD pic.twitter.com/7LacDThRQF
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) July 4, 2018