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Joey Chestnut Wins His 10th Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest After Wolfing Down a World Record 72 Hot Dogs

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Joey Chestnut won his 10th Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Tuesday after devouring a world record 72 dogs and buns in 10 minutes.

The 33-year-old reigning champion beat his own world record of 70 dogs and buns, which he set at last year’s contest, according to ESPN.

But his quest to be the world’s best competitive hot dog eater is far from over.

“Next year, if I come back, you can bet I’ll be pushing harder,” Chestnut told ESPN2 shortly after winning the event, held every year on Independence Day in New York City’s Coney Island. “I treat competitive eating like a sport, it’s not like going to a buffet, I’m not a buffet buster.”

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“I train, I fast, I tape my practices and try to figure out how to improve,” he continued. “I make my body work for me and I’ve been really lucky for how it’s performed.”

Chestnut has won every Nathan’s contest since 2007, except the 2015 competition when he was defeated by Matt Stonie.

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This year, Stonie placed third with 48 hot dogs, while Carmen Cincotti came in second place with 68 hot dogs.

Meanwhile, in the women’s competition, 20-year-old Miki Sudo won her fourth-consecutive title and set a personal best by eating 41 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

“I came back better prepared than ever, I was just in a really good place mentally,” Sudo told ESPN2 after the contest ended.