NEW YORK — Joey Chestnut gobbled his way to a 15th win Monday at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest, powering down 63 hot dogs and buns at the annual exhibition of excess. Women’s record holder Miki Sudo downed 40 wieners and buns to win the women’s title after skipping last year’s frank fest because she was pregnant. A spectator wearing a Darth Vader mask rushed the stage, momentarily disrupting the competition. Chestnut put the protester in a brief chokehold before contest officials hurried over and escorted the intruder away. Monday also marked the contest’s return to its traditional location outside Nathan’s flagship shop in Brooklyn’s Coney Island neighborhood. The event was relocated in 2020 and last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Chestnut downs 63 dogs to win 15th Nathan’s title
Jul 5, 2022