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Joey Chestnut, the competitive eating titan, just clinched his eleventh win at Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest, which takes places every year on July 4 at Coney Island. This year, Chestnut ate 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes, achieving a new world record.

Chestnut barely broke his own world record of 73 1/2 hot dogs which he set in 2016 during a qualifying event. After a lengthy review, it was determined the counters missed a plate, and Chestnut ate 74, not 64.

The second place was seated by Carmen Cincotti with 64 hot dogs, while Darron Breeden came third with 43 hot dogs.

Miki Sudo held onto her title as the top women's competitor at the annual Brooklyn eat-off, chomping 37 hot dogsto take home the top prize for an unprecedented fifth consecutive year.

According to ESPN, longtime Coney Island announcer George Shea told The Associated Press the judging was not up to snuff during this year's Nathan's hot dog eating contest.

In addition to bragging rights - and, probably, one heck of a bellyache - Chestnut also won $10,000 as well as the renowned 2018 Nathan's Mustard Belt.

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"I love to eat".

'I didn't let the heat bother me or the humidity, ' Chestnut said after his win, reports The Mercury News.

Sudo, 32, was a fan favorite, drawing big cheers from the crowd during her performance, which was slightly delayed after she requested new water to soak her buns. The undisputed king won his first Nathan's trophy in 2007 after eating 66 hot dogs and dethroning six-time defending champion Takeru Kobayashi.

Following this year's edition of the contest, ESPN2 will be airing four hours of live cornhole.

In a stats released by ESPN reporter Darren Rovell, Chestnut's 74 hot dogs contain 22,200 calories to go along with 814g of protein, 2664 grams of cholesterol, 54242 grams of sodium and 1850 grams of carbohydrates.

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