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Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo Win 2018 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contests

Chestnut set a new world record.

Reigning champions Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo are the winners of the 2018 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contests.

Sudo won the women’s competition Wednesday when she downed 37 hot dogs in 10 minutes. That’s less than the 41 she ate in the 2017 contest, where she also placed first. The record for the women’s contest, set by Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas in 2012, is 45 hot dogs.

Sudo has won the contest five years in a row. She competed against 19 women this year.

Miki Sudo celebrates after winning the women's annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4.
Miki Sudo celebrates after winning the women's annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4.

Defending champion Joey Chestnut won the men’s competition, nabbing his 11th win. According to Major League Eating, the organization that oversees the contest, Chestnut ate 74 hot dogs, a new world record.

Chestnut previously told ESPN he was aiming for 75 hot dogs during Wednesday’s contest.

Chestnut broke his own record, which he set during the 2017 contest when he ate 72 hot dogs ― 12 more than the second-place finisher.

See more photos from the event below:

  • People attend the Annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4.
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    People attend the Annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4.
  • Women dressed as hot dogs are checked as they arrive at the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest.
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    Women dressed as hot dogs are checked as they arrive at the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest.
  • America, man.
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    America, man.
  • Miki Sudo celebrates her victory.
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    Miki Sudo celebrates her victory.
  • A guy dressed up like ketchup.
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    A guy dressed up like ketchup.
  • Joey Chestnut rests before the contest.
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    Joey Chestnut rests before the contest.
  • Joey Chestnut celebrates his victory.
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    Joey Chestnut celebrates his victory.

This story was updated to include the final tally of hot dogs eaten by Chestnut.

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