The New York Post reports:
Joey Chestnut broke his own world record at the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Sunday — a Fourth of July feat much of America missed thanks to ESPN’s shoddy live feed.
Live footage from the contest in Coney Island cut out three times — including just as the 37-year-old eating champ hoovered up his 76th hot dog and bun in front of a packed Maimonides Park stadium.
Chestnut eclipsed his previous record of 75 hot dogs and buns in 2020, when the competition was held at Nathan’s headquarters in Williamsburg without an audience. Sunday’s total topped that of Chestnut’s closest competitor, Geoffrey Esper, by 26 dogs.
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A NEW WORLD RECORD FOR JOEY CHESTNUT! 🌭
He ate 76 hot dogs for his 14th Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest victory! pic.twitter.com/5vbExqThBl
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JOEY CHESTNUT WITH A NEW WORLD RECORD 76 HOTDOGS IN 10 MINUTES 😳
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