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Miki Sudo wins 6th straight Nathan’s hot dog eating contest

Miki Sudo
Miki Sudo downs another hot dog enroute to winning the annual hot dog eating contest.

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What’s the 4th of July without Nathan’s Famous July Fourth Hot Dog Eating contest? And what’s the hot dog contest without Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo devouring the eating competition?

Once again, the pair defended their crowns at the annual event held at Nathan’s on Coney Island.

Sudo, a 33-year-old Japanese American from Arizona, won her sixth straight Nathan’s hot dog eating contest on Coney Island, downing 31 of the franks. She didn’t beat her record of 37 dogs that she ate last year but it was enough to beat her nearest competitor, who ate only 26.

Miki Sudo

The 5 ft., 4-inch Sudo said she felt “wonderful” after walking off the stage.

Sudo also holds world records for eating kimchi (8.5 pounds in six minutes); ice cream (16.5 pints in six minutes) and wild rice hot dish (14 pounds in eight minutes), according to Major League Eating.

CNN commentator Jeff Yang pointed out on Twitter that Asian American women have dominated the competition.

Chestnut, who is entering legendary status as an 11-time champion, ate 71 hotdogs to win the men’s division.

Sudo and Chestnut earned $10,000 each and a championship belt the color of mustard (naturally) for their efforts.

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