Can Joey Chestnut win his 11th Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest?

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Already laying claim to the title of world's best consumed of tubular "meat", Jaws won Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest for a insane 11th time, setting a new high mark of 74 hot dogs along the way - including the buns. The study compared the body of Tim Janus, a competitive speed eating champion who could consume 36 hot dogs in 10 minutes, to a non-competitive eater with a healthy appetite.

Reigning champion Midi Sudo eats hot dogs during the women's competition of the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in New York's Coney Island.

Here's hoping ESPN breaks out another Sport Science segment on hot dog eating this year.

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Eric Gonzalez, the Brooklyn district attorney, certified the final tally and Chestnut's record of 74.

New Jersey native Carmen Cincotti finished second by eating 64 hot dogs.

Chestnut took home the Mustard Belt after downing 74 franks and buns in 10 minutes - two more than he did past year.

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Among the ladies, Miki Sudo walked away with the trophy after eating 37 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

"I doubt we can put a microchip in the tongue or in the esophagus", Shea said. She beat out 19 other women, including record-holder Sonya Thomas. According to Nathan's, the competition dates back to as early as 1916, but the first recorded hot dog eating contest happened in 1972. He none the less did something practically inconceivable while in competition: downing a record 74 wieners and buns in 10 minutes' time. Thomas' record is 45, but she managed 30 a year ago. He also has been in NY since last Thursday to get accustomed to the heatwave that's now plaguing the state. MLE does use scales for food such as wings, but who knows how that would translate to hot dogs.

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.

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