On July 4, the U.S. hosted the annual Hot Dog Eating Championship, which Nathan’s Famous has held since 1972.
This year, the champions among women and men updated their records – 36-year-old Joey Chestnut ate 75 hot dogs in 10 minutes, winning the competition for the fifth consecutive time and 13th time in 14 years, according to the New York Times. He overcame his own 2018 record. Then Chestnut ate 74 hot dogs.
Matt Stoney, who beat Chestnat in 2015, was not able to get into the championship this year due to quarantine restrictions.
Second place went to Darron Bridon, who ate 42 hot dogs.
Among the women, Mickey Sudo, 35, won, who also set a record by eating 48.5 hot dogs in 10 minutes, breaking Sonya Thomas’s record known as the Black Widow in 45 hot dogs.
Chestnut and Sudo received $ 10,000 in prize money.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year the competition was held indoors, not on an open stage, and its participants maintained social distance and were divided by plexiglass partitions. Only five men and five women were able to take part in the competition.
HB publishes a photo report from the championship on eating hot dogs 2020.