Joey Chestnut chomped his method to the highest of Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest once more Monday, successful a record-setting 15th victory on the annual Fourth of July competitors.
The 37-year-old wolfed down 63 scorching canines and buns in 10 minutes, a far cry from the record 76 he devoured final 12 months.
The quantity nonetheless eviscerated that of Chestnut’s closest competitor, Geoffrey Esper, by 20 canines.
Chestnut shocked the aggressive consuming world on Friday when he confirmed as much as his official weigh-in on crutches. A tendon harm required him to compete Monday in a medical boot.
The dominant victory on Monday marked the primary time since 2019 that the competitors was held at its normal location, the unique Nathan’s at Surf Avenue and Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island, Brooklyn.
Final 12 months’s match was a limited-entry, ticketed occasion at close by Maimonides baseball stadium, residence of the Brooklyn Cyclones.
Monday’s victory for Chestnut marked his 15th on the competitors.
Ranked No. 1 on the planet of aggressive eaters by Main League Eating, the previous California resident has gained all however one Nathan’s contest since 2006.
Eight-time champ Miki Sudo gained the ladies’s scorching canine contest held earlier Sunday.
Longtime followers expressed reduction and pleasure to be again on the flagship location for this 12 months’s competitors..
“It’s been a tradition In my family to come here every 4th of July so here we are,” mentioned Daphne, 26, of Brownsville.
Neighborhood resident Joe Manny, 32, had not anticipated the occasion to return as “normal.”
“I would always come to Coney Island every Fourth of July for this competition so being back in person as we emerge from the pandemic feels great because I didn’t think the world would get back to normal,” he mentioned.