Reigning champions Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo are the winners of the 2018 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contests.
Sudo won the women’s competition Wednesday when she downed 37 hot dogs in 10 minutes. That’s less than the 41 she ate in the 2017 contest, where she also placed first. The record for the women’s contest, set by Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas in 2012, is 45 hot dogs.
Sudo has won the contest five years in a row. She competed against 19 women this year.
Eduardo Munoz Alvarez via Getty Images Miki Sudo celebrates after winning the women’s annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4.
Defending champion Joey Chestnut won the men’s competition, nabbing his 11th win. According to Major League Eating, the organization that oversees the contest, Chestnut ate 74 hot dogs, a new world record.
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Chestnut previously told ESPN he was aiming for 75 hot dogs during Wednesday’s contest.
World-record holder (74 hot dogs in 10 minutes) and among the elite. pic.twitter.com/S0JWdP5pSl
— ESPN (@espn) July 4, 2018
Chestnut broke his own record, which he set during the 2017 contest when he ate 72 hot dogs ― 12 more than the second-place finisher.
See more photos from the event below:
Eduardo Munoz Alvarez via Getty Images People attend the Annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez via Getty Images Women dressed as hot dogs are checked as they arrive at the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez via Getty Images America, man. Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Miki Sudo celebrates her victory. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez via Getty Images A guy dressed up like ketchup. Stephen Yang / Reuters Joey Chestnut rests before the contest. Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Joey Chestnut celebrates his victory.
This story was updated to include the final tally of hot dogs eaten by Chestnut.