Woman eats 37 hot dogs to win July 4 eating contest

Ten-time and defending Nathan's Famous Men's Champion Joey Chestnut center participates in Nathan's Famous International Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in at the Empire State Building on Tuesday

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.

The renowned competitive eater hailing from San Jose, California, took home the coveted Mustard Belt and surpassed the previous mark of 72 dogs and buns he downed past year.

The first competition was held in 1972 and was won by Jason Schechter who only ate 14 hot dogs.

Chestnut, whose nickname is "Jaws", initially won the Nathan's annual hot dog eating competition with a count of 64 hot dogs, but the competitive eater was adamant that he downed 74 of them when asked about it in his post-contest interview. The 34-year-old California native trains year round for these events and even though he is a shoo-in for each Fourth of July hot dog contest, he competes in other areas.

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While the practice of dunking perfectly good hot dogs in water and sliding them down your throat at lightning speed may seem unpleasant, Chestnut has repeatedly assured the public that he loves it.

This year's competition also featured New Orleans' Adrian "The Rabbit" Morgan, who is the seventh-ranked competitive eater worldwide.

For Americans, Fourth of July is never complete without the infamous Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest.

Both Chestnut and Sudo walked away in first place past year as well.

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Both Chestnut and Sudo will take home a 10,000 US dollars first-place prize.

According to Nathan's website, on July 4, 1916, four immigrants gathered at this hot dog stand and made the eating contest's history.

Michelle Lesco, left, poses in a stare-down with defending women's champion Mika Sudo during Nathan's Famous International Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in at the Empire State Building on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in NY. And this year, the man went a step ahead to break the record and walk away with $10,000 prize.

"I doubt we can put a microchip in the tongue or in the esophagus", Shea said. She will be back this year for her fifth round.

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That's four shy of her total previous year.

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