Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo relish repeat Nathan's hot dog eating titles

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Chestnut won his 12th Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on Thursday afternoon, scarfing down 71 wieners in 10 minutes.

"I think I can break the record - it's very likely it is going to go down tomorrow", says Chestnut.

The 33-year-old Sudo fell short of her total last year of 37 frankfurters but earned her sixth consecutive title by easily beating runner-up Michelle Lesco, who wolfed down 26 hot dogs.

Sonja "The Black Widow" Thomas, 51, of Alexandria, Va., who owns the record with 45 but was not in the 15-woman field.

Sudo was six behind her effort previous year of 276 but has won six of the nine competitions since a separate women's division was created in 2011.

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In 1916, Polish immigrant Nathan Handwerker opened a nickel hot dog stand on Coney Island with a $300 loan from two friends.

"I thought those guys had me", Sudo said, according to The Timberjay.

Chesnut has been a staple of the Fourth of July contest since 2005.

A new ESPN documentary titled The Good, The Bad, The Hungry gives fans a closer look inside the rivalry between pros Joey "Jaws" Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi.

Chestnut's next meal will probably be a "salad" and "a lot of liquid", he said. 'The dark days of the last six years are behind us!'

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