Joey Chestnut sets new record scarfing 75 hot dogs at Nathan’s hot dog eating contest

Joey Chestnut sets new record scarfing 75 hot dogs at Nathan’s hot dog eating contest
Competitive eater Joey Chestnut celebrates after setting a new world record with 75 hot dogs to win the men's division of the Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest, Saturday, July 4, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (John Minchillo/AP)

NEW YORK — Legendary competitive eater Joey Chestnut beat his own record, downing 75 hot dogs Saturday at the Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest.

He ate 33 more hot dogs than his closest competitor, ESPN reported.

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This is Chestnut's 13th hot dog championship title. His previous record was 74 hot dogs set in 2018.

Miki Sudo ate 48.5 hotdogs to set a new women's record. It was her seventh appearance in the contest.

The event took place with coronavirus safety measures in place. Competitors were six feet apart and separated by plexiglass. There were no fans in attendance.

“I knew I was fast in the beginning,” Chestnut told USA Today. “I hit a wall (at the end). I really missed the crowd.”