Friday, 16 November, 2018

Chestnut sets record at Nathan's contest

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According to Major League Eating, the body that oversees professional eating contests, Chestnut once ate almost 13 pounds of deep-fried asparagus in 10 minutes and 55 glazed donuts in the same amount of time.

Ten-time champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut successfully defended his title in the Nathan's Famous July Fourth Hot Dog Eating contest in NY.

In addition to bragging rights - and, probably, one heck of a bellyache - Chestnut also won $10,000 as well as the renowned 2018 Nathan's Mustard Belt. Not only did Chestnut win, but he beat his own record while simultaneously setting a new world record.

However, during the 10-minute chow-fest, judges were apparently not counting from the plates given to the eaters, which led to a scoring error for the top two finishers.

Chestnut was a favorite in sports betting circles to win another mustard belt, as bookmakers told ESPN more than $1 million was bet on the annual eating contest across the offshore sportsbook industry.

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According to Nathan's website, on July 4, 1916, four immigrants gathered at this hot dog stand and made the eating contest's history. Michelle Lesco took second with 28 hot dogs, and Juliet Lee came in third with 25 hot dogs.

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There are 20 male and 20 female contestants, including the defending champ, Joey Chestnut, the winners of regional qualifiers, individual qualifiers and special invitees. Prior to this year's competition, Chestnut completed 72 frankfurters in 10 minutes last year.

Over on the ladies side of the competition, former three-time champion Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas will take on four-time defending champion Miki Sudo.

The pair wasn't a match for returning champ Sudo who scarfed down 37 hotdogs and buns in 10 min. Thomas' record is 45, but she managed 30 past year. Held annually each year, today's contest was the 102nd since the eating event was inaugurated.

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