Joey Chestnut Wins 11th Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Contest

Joey Chestnut Wins 11th Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Contest

The second place victor managed to eat 45, which is still impressive, but pales in comparison to Chestnut's 74.

This year's competition also featured New Orleans' Adrian "The Rabbit" Morgan, who is the seventh-ranked competitive eater worldwide. This marks his 11th win in the last 12 years.

A total of US$40,000 in prize money was up for grabs, with the first-place winners taking home US$10,000 each.

People compete in Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York City, July 4, 2017.

Chestnut scored another victory at the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island Wednesday afternoon after shoving 74 wieners down his mouth, a new world record.

She ate 37 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, a few shy of the 41 she ate previous year.

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut reigned supreme at Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, winning for the 11th time.

Women have been eating hot dogs on a competitive basis at the event since 2011.

Chestnut, the current hotdog-eating world record holder from Vallejo, California, downed a whopping 74 weiners, dipping the buns in super-sized plastic cups of water during the 10-minute-long contest.

The renowned competitive eater hailing from San Jose, California, took home the coveted Mustard Belt and surpassed the previous mark of 72 dogs and buns he downed a year ago.

Nathan's Famous hot dog brand turns 100 this Memorial Day weekend.

Streaming coverage begins at 10:50 a.m. on WatchESPN for the women's competition before viewers can flip on their television to ESPN2 (or stream on WatchESPN) for a half hour of preview coverage leading up to the men's showdown.

Frank Dellarosa crossed an important threshold in 1991 when he polished down 21.5 hot dogs, becoming the first trencherman to eat 20 or more hot dogs at the event.

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