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

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

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.

On the women's side, Miki Sudo ate a whopping 41 hot dogs in 2017, marking her fourth consecutive win. Competitive eater Sonya Thomas won the first year and still holds the record for the most dogs downed by a woman. "And then once I feel like the food has moved and digested, I'll have one good day of protein, whether it's fish or turkey, maybe chicken".

The men's competition also included a Jersey face, in Newark resident Carmen Cincotti, the no. 2-ranked competitive eater by Major League Eating.

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

She first got into the world of competitive eating after her daughters entered her in a local eating contest.




Back in 2016, Chestnut put away 70 hot dogs. Lesco choked down 28 wieners and buns. According to Major League Eating, the body that oversees professional eating contests, Chestnut once ate almost 13 pounds of deep-fried asparagus in 10 minutes and 55 glazed donuts in the same amount of time.

According to Nathan's website, on July 4, 1916, four immigrants gathered at this hot dog stand and made the eating contest's history. Sudo and Chestnut took home $10,000 each.

Ten-time victor Joey "Jaws" Chestnut will confront 20 other men on New York's Coney Island boardwalk.

"Seventy-four hot dogs - I've earned it", he said after the event in an interview with ESPN. He won last year's competition by eating 72 hot dogs.

Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest victor Miki Sudo in 2017. "There's no secret: I love to eat, and I love doing it, I love to win, so I had to figure out my body and push it to the limit", he said after last year's victory.


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