Thus surpassing his previous record by one more sausage. His nickname is "jaws" (pine). With 51 hotdogs, second-placed matt stonie lagged far behind the winner. As a reward for the full stomach chestnut received a prize money in the amount of 10 000 dollars and the "mustard yellow international belt".
In the women’s race, 45-year-old sonya thomas claimed her third victory. Korean-born chestnut, nicknamed "black widow," managed 36 and three-quarter hot dogs in ten minutes. Fellow competitor juliet lee was hot on her heels with 36 sausage sandwiches. Last year thomas had set a women’s world record with a sensational 45 hot dogs.
The participants stand next to each other at a long table and, in front of a cheering audience, stuff the sausages and bread into their mouths with both hands. To make it slide more easily, they were also allowed to dip the bread in water and drink something in between.
The traditional american independence day eating contest has been going on for almost 100 years. In 1916, the restaurant "nathan’s" held the competition for the first time on new york’s beach and promenade mile coney island. The winner at the time managed 13 hotdogs.