Joey Chesnutt Wins 11th Nathan's Title By Eating Record 74 Hot Dogs

Joey Chesnutt Wins 11th Nathan's Title By Eating Record 74 Hot Dogs

Announcer George Shea points toward reigning champion Joey Chestnut during the men's competition at Wednesday's Nathan's Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in New York's Coney Island.

A total of $40,000 in prize money was up for grabs, with the first-place winners taking home $10,000 each. Here, scenes from this year's record-breaking competition on July 4.

Tiebreakers come down to a five-hot dog showdown, with a one-hot dog sudden death.

In the distaff side, Miki Sudo outlasted 19 other competitors that included record-setter Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas to win her fifth consecutive women's title.

Rich Shea, the president of Major League Eating and a color commentator for Wednesday's Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, addressed the event's two major counting errors, telling Darren Rovell of ESPN.com the "incident might be impetus to bring competitive eating into the digital age". And it wasn't even that close: Chestnut ate ten more dogs than Carmen Cincotti, who finished in second. Brooklyn district attorney Eric Gonzalez certified the final tally and Joey Chestnut's record of 74 hot dogs. And the men's event will be re-aired on ESPN2 at both 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET, just in case you need to watch all that hot dog fun again and again.

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Ten-time victor Joey "Jaws" Chestnut will confront 20 other men on New York's Coney Island boardwalk. After review, he had eaten 64 hot dogs and buns, not 45.

That's four shy of her total past year.

MORE: How Does Nathan's Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest Actually Work?

The Nathan's hot dog eating contest is held on the Fourth of July at the original Nathan's Hot Dog location at the corner of Surf and Stillwell avenues in Coney Island and has become one of New York's annual July 4th traditions. Surprisingly, the competition has become a hit on the betting sites with bookies too-offering odds on the winners and number of hot dogs eaten.

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