Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest results: Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo win, set records in Brooklyn
A full recap of America's most important July 4 tradition.
It's kind of difficult to explain just how important the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest is to this country on the Fourth of July. Or rather, it's difficult to explain just how important the organizers of one of the world's most famous eating competitions think it is to American traditions.
The 2020 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest will take place the first time in an indoor arena without any fans to witness the live event which usually takes place in Coney Island, NY. The two main stars to keep an eye on are Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo.
Sudo was the first of the two stars to compete in the contest, and she certainly reminded everyone why she's the dominant champion of Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. Her official total was 48.5 hot dogs and buns, which not only beat her own personal record, but set a new world record in the women's division of this competition. This also means that she has seven Hot Dog Eating Contest titles, putting her second all-time to only Joey Chestnut, and having her pass Takeru Kobayashi on the all-time list.
Chestnut followed one dominant, record-breaking performance with another dominant, record-breaking performance. Not only did he get his 13th career Mustard Yellow Belt, complete his four-peat and absolutely wipe the floor against his competition, but he also set a new world record, eating 75 hot dogs and buns in the span of 10 minutes. The total surpassed the previous record, which Chestnut also set, of 74, which was accomplished in 2018.
The unofficial total for Joey Chestnut is 75, a world record if it stands!
Joey Chestnut, 70
One minute left.
Joey Chestnut has just eaten his 1,000th career hot dog and bun with two minutes left. He had 62 in this competition to cross that plane.
Joey Chestnut, 60
Joey Chestnut, 50
Joey Chestnut, 40
6 minutes left.
- Chestnut, 30
- Wehry, 18
- Breeden, 18
- Booker, 10
- Chiger, 9
Joey Chestnut already hitting 10 hot dogs less than a minute into the competition. Wehry 8, Breeden 6, Booker 5, Chiger 3.
Miki Sudo has beaten the women's world record with 47 hot dugs and buns eaten! (Though this is the current unofficial total that has yet to be checked).
Miki Sudo hits 40 with 1:50 remaining. Mele has hit 14, Prettyman has 13, Rovtar has 7 and Goldberg also has 7.
Miki Sudo hits 30 hot dogs eaten with just under four minutes. Mele with 13, Prettyman with 11, Goldberg with 6 and Rovtar with 5.
Miki Sudo the first to 20 with 6:21 remaining. Mele with 9, Prettyman with 8, Goldberg with 4, Rovtar with 3.