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Published: Fri, July 06, 2018
Medical | By Garry George

Joey Chestnut eats record 74 hot dogs for 11th title

Joey Chestnut eats record 74 hot dogs for 11th title

The July Fourth competition has been held annually since 1972, when the first official competition was recorded. As long as the hot dogs are cooked nice and well-done ... They are both already famous in the world of competitive eating. It will also be interesting to see if Chestnut can break the record he set a year ago when he ate an astounding 72 hot dogs - buns included - in just 10 minutes. Brooklyn district attorney Eric Gonzalez certified the final tally and Joey Chestnut's record of 74 hot dogs.

Chestnut, it's worth noting, is something of a hot dog eating legend as he's won the event 10 times thus far.

The competition initially counted 64 hot dogs for Chestnut but after further review, it was determined that the counters failed to count an entire plate.

As for what sort of technology the competition could use, adding sensors to the contestants is likely out of the question. In recent years, the company has also won awards (Napa Valley Mustard Festival) for its line of mustards, including its horseradish, picante, deli style and organic products.

The contest will take place July 4 at Nathan's Famous restaurant at Coney Island, New York.

The construction manager turned pro eater doesn't just devour hot dogs - he now holds 40 eating records for everything from apple pies to burritos.

It was an impressive number - at that point, he had out-eaten second-place finisher Carmen Cincotti by 19 hot dogs and buns - but far off from his own world record of 73.5. The annual Coney Island competition has become a phenomenon over the years.

Streaming coverage begins at 10:50 a.m. on WatchESPN for the women's competition before viewers can flip on their television to ESPN2 (or stream on WatchESPN) for a half hour of preview coverage leading up to the men's showdown. Tune into ESPN3 or the ESPN app on mobile devices for live coverage. If you miss it, don't worry, the men's event will also re-air at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

ESPN 2 is included in the "Sling Orange" channel package.

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