We Have a Wiener! Joey Chestnut Eats 71 Hot Dogs for Title

Miki Sudo won the women's competition by chomping down 31 hot dogs.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Joey “Jaws” Chestnut ate 71 wieners and buns to secure his 12th title at Nathan’s Famous annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest, just a few hot dogs shy of breaking the record he set last year. In front of a crowd of fans and facing 17 opponents, the California native far exceeded his nearest competitors, but didn’t quite make or pass the 74-dog mark he reached in 2018. When asked…

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