Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 2017 results: Joey Chestnut wins 10th title

Joey Chestnut at 2017 Fourth of July Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. Image via

Last year, acclaimed eating champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut emerged victorious in the world-renowned and uniquely American hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island.

Competitors participated in Nathan's Famous July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest today in NY - but only two walked out champions. Joey Chestnut won the men's title by eating a record-breaking 72 hot dogs and buns.

"Joey Chestnut unofficially at 71". Curly's asks adults to eat four hot dogs as quickly as possible instead of giving them a fixed amount of time to eat as many as they can.

"Next year, if I come back, you can bet I'll be pushing harder", Chestnut told ESPN2 shortly after winning the event. Women's record-holder Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas came in third with 30.

On the ladies side - Miki Sudo took home her fourth consecutive Nathan's title, along with the pink belt, the women's prize.

Many people wore hot dog-shaped foam hats and held signs with messages like "Bun Stuff" to cheer for the eaters. We're splitting hairs when it comes to a point where we are debating a dude eating 71 hot dogs versus 72.




"I'm happy", Chestnut said.

Sudo beat her previous personal record of 38 with the 41 dogs, though she was originally credited with only 36.

The women's competition was broken out into its own thing in 2011, and Thomas won the first three before being unseated by Sudo.

Leigh Brown and her husband brought her 11-year-old sons, Carter and Corbyn, all the way from Florida to see it.

Chestnut ate 12 more hot dogs than runner-up Carmen Cincotti, retaining his championship title from past year. Each contestant is given a plate of five, which once eaten, is taken away.

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