Joey Chestnut: a amusing guy who likes to eat

The 33-year-old Californian certainly stretched that limit on Tuesday when he ate 72 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes at the annual wiener-eating contest on New York's Coney Island. The Las Vegas woman ate 41 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes to win her fourth straight title. If you're curious in checking out the main event, and to see if Chestnut can emerge victorious once again, that is set to go down at 12:40 PM ET.

Thousands of people - many wearing hot-dog-shaped hats - amassed on Coney Island's famed boardwalk for the contest.

Last month, Joey Chestnut beat Matt Stonie in an ice cream sandwich eating competition.

The event is overseen by a federation called Major League Eating, which holds about 80 such competitions each year in a season that runs from February to September.

It was Chestnut's 10th win, and he felt hungry for more afterward.

Miki Sudo celebrates after winning. She ate 41 hot dogs in 10 minutes
Miki Sudo celebrates after winning. She ate 41 hot dogs in 10 minutes

Police say five people have been taken into custody after trying to disrupt the annual Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest in NY.

Eating contests have become popular in the USA and various forms are held across the country throughout the year.

"I didn't do what I wanted to do, but I'm still happy", Chestnut said, sweating in the blistering beachside heat.

Sudo bested Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, who holds the record of 45 franks. He ate a record 72 hot dogs, topping his previous record of 70, which he achieved a year ago.

But his quest to be the world's best competitive hot dog eater is far from over. "And because of that fact, it will be hard for him to ever overtake Kobayashi as the GOAT hot dog eater". In 2016, Sudo won the competition with 38.5 dogs. Carmen Cincotti was at times within a few hot dogs of Chestnut, but he was unable to get the win, finishing with 62 hot dogs himself.

  • Kyle Peterson