It’s five years in a row for Miki Sudo. The Nathan’s Famous supereater supereatertook the top prize at the July Fourth Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in New York. Sudo ate 37 frankfurters and buns in 10 minutes to beat second-place finisher Mischelle Lesco of Tuscon, Arizona, who ate 28 hot dogs.
Sudo’s 37 hot dogs was fewer than the 41 dogs she ate last year. The weather in New York this year was hot and humid.
Sudo, 32, was a fan favorite with the crowd. They gave her a big cheer as she lifted her Mustard Belt outside a Nathan’s Famous hot dog restaurant on the Coney Island boardwalk.
The Japanese-American began eating competitively in 2013. She has won prizes for eating tamales, buffalo wings, kimchi, ribs, turkey on the bone, giant pumpkins and birthday cakes.
On the men’s side, Joey Chestnut ate 74 hot dogs to win his 11th Nathan’s contest. (AP, Kyodo)