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04 July 2017 @ 09:05 pm
Oh my hot dogs!  
Hot dog eating contest 2017: Joey Chestnut eats world record 72 hot dogs to win Nathan’s competition

Joey Chestnut won his 10th title in Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Tuesday, eating a record 72 hotdogs in 10 minutes: That's his new personal best, beating his 2016 record of 70. Miki Sudo won her fourth title in the woman's competition, eating 41 hot dogs in 10 minutes, according to ESPN. In second place was Carmen Cincotti, who managed to eat 62 dogs.

Chestnut may have consumed a total of about 20,000 calories — including 2,160 milligrams of cholesterol, estimated ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell on Twitter.

The 2017 contest marks the 10th time Chestnut has won the competition — the most since Nathan's first began hosting the event in 1972. The company does note that the contest's origins actually date back to July 4, 1916, when four immigrants held an informal contest to decide who was the most patriotic.