Chestnut, Sudo break records at Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

The annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest took place Saturday with no crowd at an undisclosed location in Brooklyn.

News 12 Staff

Jul 4, 2020, 5:58 PM

Updated 1,420 days ago

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The annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest took place Saturday with no crowd in Coney Island.
The competition is a tradition for July Fourth, but the five men and women who took part this year followed new safety measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
All competitors had their temperature checked and were 6-feet apart from each other with dividers.
The competition was held in the Nathan's Flagship store in Coney Island and broadcasted live on ESPN.
Miki Sudo won her seventh-straight women's title with a record-breaking 48.5 hot dogs.
"It was definitely different without the crowds but I kept reminding myself that there were millions of people watching back home on ESPN," says Sudo. "We might be without a crowd, but we're not without fans."
Joey Chestnut also set a record and won his 13th overall contest by downing 75 hot dogs.


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