Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 2018

Nathan's Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest to Air Live July 4 on ESPN2

Crowds will flock to Coney Island on Wednesday to watch a time-honored holiday tradition: the Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest.

Miki won her 5th consecutive title at this year's Nathan's Famous July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest - but tells us she doesn't make almost as much money as 11-time men's champ Joey Chestnut.

Chestnut blew away the competition on the men's side by devouring 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

A day after Joey Chestnut broke the hot dog eating world record in the most unceremonious of ways, Major League Eating is considering switching to electronic technology to replace human counters, per ESPN's Darren Rovell.

"Oh, my God, I got in a vicious rhythm", said Chestnut, per Larry McShane and Mikey Light of the New York Daily News.

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In one of the most disgustingly incredible feats in sports, the 34-year-old Chestnut will be going for an unreal 11th title in 12 years at the annual Coney Island consumption competition.

A judge counts the plates of hot dogs Joey Chestnut, left, at the end of the men's competition.

Chestnut, it's worth noting, is something of a hot dog eating legend as he's won the event 10 times thus far. The rule remains the same and simple - eat as many hot dogs and buns as you can in 10 minutes to be declared the victor.

Eric Gonzalez, the Brooklyn district attorney, certified the final tally and Chestnut's record of 74.

While Chestnut earned the $10,000 grand prize for his victory, it did come at a cost in the form of his health.

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

A new world hot dog eating champion was crowned yesterday at the annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest.

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