On the Fourth of July, Nathan’s in Coney Island holds their hotdog eating contest. An estimated 35,000 spectators show up for the event, which is also carried on ESPN. The prohibitive favorites this year were Joey Chestnut on the men’s side and Miki Sudo on the women’s side.
Miki Sudo of Port Richey won the women’s title, eating 39.5 hotdogs and buns in 10 minutes. The second-place finisher Mayoi Ebihara ate six less. This was Miki’s ninth Nathan’s Hotdog Eating contest title. She has won every contest since 2014, with the exception of 2021, which she skipped because she was pregnant.
Miki holds a number of eating-related women’s world records, including the most hotdogs eaten in 10 minutes at 48.5, which she set in 2020. She also holds the women’s world record for hotdogs eaten in a minute which is eight.