Famous Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eater Joey Chestnut “Jaws” ate his way to a 15th victory on Monday by downing 63 hot dogs and buns.
After avoiding the frank fest last year due to being pregnant, women’s record-holder Miki Sudo consumed 40 wieners and buns to win the women’s title.
On Monday, the competition returned to its customary spot outside Nathan’s flagship store in Brooklyn’s Coney Island district. The coronavirus epidemic caused the event to be moved in 2020 and the previous year.
Prior to taking the previous year off while pregnant, Sudo, a woman from Tampa, Florida, set the women’s record of 48 1/2 hot dogs and buns in 2020.
She and Nick Wehry are competitive eaters who met through the Nathan’s competition in 2018. The couple welcomed their son Max on July 8, 2021
The infant observed his mother, 36, score her eighth victory at Nathan’s, from the safety of his father. She expressed her hope that he will someday learn a lesson from it in an interview with ESPN after the event.