Las Vegas’ Miki Sudo wins 5th straight Nathan’s hot dog contest

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Joey Chestnut, the Michael Jordan of competitive eating, consumed a world-record-setting 74 hot dogs and buns in just ten minutes.

Who knew eating hot dogs could be an extreme sport?!

Competitive Eater Joey "Jaws" Chestnut outlasted 20 other competitors to retain his Nathan's Famous July Fourth Hot Dog Eating title in NY.

Rich Shea, the president of Major League Eating and a color commentator for Wednesday's Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, addressed the event's two major counting errors, telling Darren Rovell of ESPN.com the "incident might be impetus to bring competitive eating into the digital age".

Eric Gonzalez, the Brooklyn district attorney, certified the final tally and Chestnut's record of 74, two more than he consumed a year ago. This will be Joey's 11th mustard belt as he ate a whopping 74 hot dogs within the 10-minute timeframe.

But that wasn't enough competition for Scott, who was eating hot dogs three at a time, coming in as the clear victor after quickly eating a total of seven.

The contest will take place July 4 at Nathan's Famous restaurant at Coney Island, New York. "I just kept going", he said.

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Over on the ladies side of the competition, former three-time champion Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas will take on four-time defending champion Miki Sudo.

The prize money for the person who eats the most hot dogs is $20,000 is paid to the top men and another $20,000 is paid to the most accomplished women.

Shea is now uncertain about what type of technology can be used to tally hot dogs and buns.

Since the first recorded contest in 1972, a total of 1,509 Nathan's Famous beef hot dogs have been eaten by participants.

Last year, animal rights activists tried to unfold a banner amid the crowd. Sudo completed 37 hot dogs in 10 minutes to walk away with the victory.

Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty ImagesSETTING THE STAGEDozens of hot dogs are laid out in anticipation of the big event. Held annually each year, today's contest was the 102nd since the eating event was inaugurated.

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