The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Meet the 73-year-old fan favorite Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest competitor.
"I treat competitive eating like a sport, it's not like going to a buffet, I'm not a buffet buster.The 33-year-old set a world record Tuesday by devouring 72 hot dogs.Sonya "Black Widow" Thomas, 50, was third with 30 in the contest, which has been held at Coney Island, in New York, since 1972.Thomas won three straight from 2011 to 2013.Contestants compete in the 2017 Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2017.Carmen Cincotti, 24, finished second by eating 62 dogs and buns.They were taken to a precinct where they were questioned and released, police said.Michael Noble./AP "I came back better prepared than ever, I was just in a really good place mentally Sudo told espn2 after the competition ended.Chestnut, the reigning champion, devoured 72 hot dogs during the 10-minute race, breaking the previous record of 70 that he set last year.
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Carmen Cincotti finished in second place with 62 hot dogs, while Matt Stonie, the 2015 first-place winner, placed third with.
She still holds the women's contest record of 45 dogs and buns.Carmen Cincotti finished the competition in second place with 68 hot dogs, while Matt Stonie placed in third with.NEW york, joey Chestnut won the 101st Nathan's Annual Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest on Tuesday, marking his 10th victory in the event.Miki Sudo also set a personal best by devouring 41 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes to win her record fourth consecutive women's title at the annual Fourth of July event.Sonya discount auto tire alpharetta "Black Widow" Thomas finished the competition in third.Michelle Lesco came in second place with.5 hot dogs.