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Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo win Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest titles

Joey Chestnut is keeping the Mustard Belt for another year, his trophy for winning the 2017 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest title Tuesday in Brooklyn, his record 10th win in 11 years.

On the women's side, Miki Sudo of Las Vegas won her fourth consecutive title, eating a career-best 41 hot dogs; in 2016, she downed nearly 39. Chestnut ate 72 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, shattering the annual Coney Island event's previous record of 68. Chestnut, of San Jose, California, thinks the heat and humidity slowed him down. "I was sweating like a mad dog," he said. "I know I can do better. Next year if I come back, you can bet I'll be pushing harder."