CCG INDEPENDENCE DAY CONGRATULATIONS to FULTON COUNTY, KY-native Competitive Eater JOEY CHESTNUT for devouring a record 74 hot dogs to capture the NATHAN'S FAMOUS DOGS 2018 INTERNATIONAL HOT DOG EATING CONTEST!!!
USA TODAY reports JOEY CHESTNUT fended off 20 other competitors en route to capturing his 11th NATHAN'S FOURTH Of JULY HOT DOG EATING CONTEST and breaking his own world record of consuming 72 dogs.
TIME reports CARMEN CINCOTTI came in at second place with 64 dogs, while DARREN BREEDEN placed third with 43.
For the Women's Division, NEW YORK CITY-native MIKI SUDO won her 5th consecutive title by defeating 9 other competitors and tearing through 37 hot dogs. MICHELLE LESCO took second place with 28 and JULIE LEE captured ta close third place with 25.
Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo each won $10,000 for their first-place finishes at the 102nd NATHAN'S FAMOUS HOT DOG EATING CONTEST at CONEY ISLAND in BROOKLYN, NYC, and; are the top male and female competitors as ranked by MAJOR LEAGUE EATING (MLE).