Joey Chestnut successfully defended his title at Nathan's Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest by devouring 62 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes

By Dipak Jaiswal

Geoffrey Esper was the runner-up, managing to eat 49 hot dogs and buns during a fiercely competitive eating event.

Miki Sudo won her ninth Mustard Belt after devouring 39 1/2 hot dogs and buns to win the women's contest.

due to adverse weather causing a two-hour delay during competition. Her win left everyone on an emotional roller coaster.

Chestnut acknowledges the rain delay as having an effect on all. Sudo expresses her dissatisfaction at her winning total which fell nine hot dogs short of her personal best.

Mayoi Ebihara provides fierce competition to Sudo, keeping the contest close until the final count was revealed.

An international roster of competitive eaters from different nations showcased the global reach of Nathan's hot dog eating contest.

Chestnut, widely renowned as "Jaws," remains unbeaten since 2015 and reigns as an unrivaled force in competitive eating.

Coney Island remains a venue that continues to draw audiences into unforgettable memories in this realm of competitive eating.