Chestnut, 39, stuffed 62 hot dogs and buns down his esophagus in just 10 minutes.

Joey Chestnut claimed his 16th annual Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Championship at Coney Island on Independence Day this year after heavy rain delayed the event and nearly canceled it.

After initially announcing that the game had been canceled due to lightning, the ode to gluttony resumed at 2 p.m. when the 39-year-old Chestnut stuffed 62 hot dogs and buns in just 10 minutes, 14 more than before. indivual. Second place winner.

The landslide victory represented Chestnut’s eighth straight win and his sixteenth.

The women’s champion was won by 37-year-old Miki Sudo, who ate 39.5 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

Both Chestnut and Sudo have said they will defend their title in 2024.

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