Hot Dog Contest Odds: Joey Chestnut Favorite On Fourth Of July

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Carmen Cincotti competes against Joey Chestnut during the 2017 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

San Jose resident and competitive eater extraordinaire Joey Chestnut claimed victory again Wednesday at the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in NY, downing 74 franks in 10 minutes for a new world record.

Neave said he doesn't expect to win, but he said he hopes to down 30 or so hot dogs within the 10-minute competition.

Joey Chestnut, who set a new record by eating 74 hot dogs, was originally credited with eating just 64 after two finished plates were missed.

Joey Chestnut has won every Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous since 2007 with the exception of 2015, when he was upset by Matt Stonie. His 74 hot dogs this year break the record 73.5, also held by Chestnut.

Sudo, 33, of Las Vegas, won her fifth title in a row in the women's competition, chowing down 37 dogs.

There was a judging dispute in between-creating chaos for few minutes-but eventually, he was announced as the victor after eating more hot dogs than the running tally had indicated. Carmen Cincotti came in second but wasn't close to stealing the mustard belt from Chestnut, who is ranked No. 1 in the world by the Major League Eating.

The 2018 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest is nearly here and that means thousands will gather at Nathan's Famous hot dog restaurant in Coney Island to witness one of the most popular competitive eating competitions in the world on Independence Day.

It's hard for those of us who don't see eating as a competitive sport to imagine just how the human body can perform such a feat, and manage to keep it all the food down.

Miki Sudo is looking for her third consecutive win in the women's competition.

"Compared to Joey Chestnut, it's not much", Neave explained. Prior to this year's competition, Chestnut completed 72 frankfurters in 10 minutes last year.

If you're looking for odds on this year's Hot Dog Eating Contest, SportsLine has you covered. He none the less did something practically inconceivable while in competition: downing a record 74 wieners and buns in 10 minutes' time. As long as the hot dogs are cooked nice and well-done ... Competitive get ready for the event by stretching out their stomachs by drinking gallons of milk or water as fast as they can.

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