WATCH: Chestnut sets record, Sudo retains belt in Nathan's hot dog victories

NEW YORK (KGTV) — Competitors participated in Nathan's Famous July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest today in New York - but only two walked out champions.

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, retained his hot dog crown, eating a world-record 72 hot dogs in 10 minutes and winning his 10th Nathan's Famous contest. Chestnut set the record of 70 hot dogs at last year's contest.

The win puts him in on the same plateau as other 10-title holders in sports, such as Rafael Nadal's 10 French Open wins, Yogi Berra's 10 World Series rings, and Sam Jones' 10 NBA titles, according to ESPN.

In the women's category, defending women's champion Miki Sudo took out the competition, devouring 41 hot dogs for her fourth consecutive title.

Sudo bested Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, who holds the record of 45 franks. Last year, Sudo consumed 38 1/2 hot dogs and buns to beat Thomas.

The showdown draws thousands of spectators and is televised on ESPN.

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