Joey Chestnut Breaks World Hot Dog-Eating Record: WATCH!
A day of near-record breaking heat in New York City led to an actual world record for the greatest consumer of hot dogs in human history.
Go ahead and take a bow, Joey Chestnut.
For the 11th time, the competitive eater aptly nicknamed "Jaws"came out top at the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest on Wednesday…
… and he didn't do it in boring or mundane fashion, either.
Chestnut accomplished this feat by eating 10 hot dogs (and buns!) in 10 minutes.
Yes, that is a world record.
"I found a vicious rhythm,'' the 34-year-old Chestnut said after taking home the coveted Mustard Belt once again, adding:
"I was feeling good today.''
That much is evident in the video above.
(For the record, a judging error in this footage makes it appear as if Joey merely downed 64 hot dogs, but it was later determined that he ate 10 more than that.)
Two years ago, on this same date, Chestnut set a record by eating 70 hot dogs in this same 10-minute time period.
Said Joey to ESPN on Wednesday afternoon, the record safely in hand:
"Seventy-four hot dogs – I've earned it. This was a beautiful day. I love to eat and I tried to enjoy the food."
It was 91 degrees at the time the competition started, source confirm, as Chestnut won by using his signature style of stuffing two frankfurters down his throat at a time.
Take notes, those who wish to knock him off one day.
You'll never do so by just shoving a single hot dog into your mouth at once.
This is all about speed and efficiency.
On the women's side, Miki Sudo, a native New Yorker by way of Japan and Hawaii, accomplished her goal to "five-pete" the competition by gobbling 37 hot dogs and water-dipped buns in 10 minutes.
That's not too shabby, either.
Check out the video above to see both champions do what they do better than anyone else on the planet.