Competitive eater and “The Amazing Race’ alum Joey Chestnut is holding on tight to his title, as he sets a new world record for eating hot dogs at “Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest” on Coney Island, New York.
Chestnut managed to scoff down 74 hot dogs and buns in just 10 minutes, marking his 11th hot dog eating contest win over the past 12 years.
The first unofficial numbers had Chestnut at 64 dogs and buns, but the Associated Press and Major League Eating reported that the official count is 74, barely beating Chestnut’s original world record of 73 and a half hot dogs set in 2016.
Chestnut has won the Independence Day contest every year since 2007, except in 2015 when he was bested by Matt Stonie.
According to Major League Eating, the 34-year-old is ranked number one in the world for competitive eating.
Of course, social media went wild for the out-of-this-world record, even saying Chestnut was the “unsung hero of our generation.”