Another fourth of July, another chance for Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo to blow up the competition.
Chestnut and Sudo continued their dominance with record-breaking performances at the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest 2020. Despite the unusual structure of this year’s event, the champions reached previous highs in the men’s and women’s division. To prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), no fans were present, and the participants were at least two meters apart and separated by plexiglass.
Sudo jumped into the lead early in the women’s section and never looked back. On the way to the seventh title in a row, 48 1/2 hot dogs and bread rolls were destroyed in 10 minutes. Chestnut followed Sudo with his own blowout win and ate 75 hot dogs and buns to become a 13-time champion.
Sporting News delivered live updates from Nathan’s 2020 hot dog eating competition on Saturday afternoon. Check out the final results below.
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Results of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest 2020, winner
Men’s winner: Joey Chestnut, 75 HDB
1 p.m. ET – Joey Chestnuts official number: 75 hot dogs and buns. It is a new world record.
12:55 p.m. ET – Never a doubt. Joey Chestnut holds the mustard belt with an unofficial total of 75 HDB.
12:53 p.m. ET – George Shea is excited!
12:50 p.m. ET – We are at halftime and Joey Chestnut is 46 HDB. Nick Wehry and Darron Breeden fight for second place.
12:45 p.m. ET – Joey Chestnut finishes 12 hot dogs and rolls in the first minute of the competition. He is already widening the gap between himself and his blackheads.
12:40 p.m. ET – Can Joey Chestnut follow Miki Sudo’s lead with an all-time record? The men’s competition is next.
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Women’s winner: Miki Sudo, 48 1/2 HDB
12:30 pm. ET – The official sum for Miki Sudo: 48 1/2 HDB, a new women’s record.
Miki Sudo finishes 48.5 hot dogs and rolls in 10 minutes at Nathan’s famous international hot dog eating contest.
This is a new women’s record.
It is also her 7th Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest title that extends her record for a woman forever. pic.twitter.com/84gt4IIb1K
– ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 4, 2020
12:23 p.m. ET – Pure domination. Miki Sudo wins her seventh title with unofficial 47 hot dogs and rolls.
12:20 p.m. ET – With less than three minutes on the clock, Miki Sudo is at 35 HDB. Larell Marie Mele finished second with 14.
12:16 p.m. ET – Four minutes after the start of the competition, Miki Sudo has already cleared 20 HDB. She is currently on track to break her personal record of 41.
12:13 p.m. ET – And it starts. Host George Shea starts the women’s competition. Miki Sudo starts quickly.
12:05 p.m. ET – Miki Sudo knocked down 50 hot dogs and rolls during a training run, so she tries to beat her personal best of 41 HDB in this year’s competition.