Despite the coronavirus, competitive hot dog eating is still on.
Competitive eater Joey Chestnut did not disappoint at the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest for 2020, where he scarfed down 75 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, breaking his 2018 record of 74 hot dogs and buns in the same time period. Darron Breeden came in second in the men’s competition, with 42 hot dogs and buns consumed in 10 minutes. Chestnut is now a 13-time winner of the contest, having lost only once in the last 14 years.
The event, which usually takes place in Coney Island, was held in a secret location in Brooklyn with no audience present, the Wall Street Journal reported. Competitors were also separated by clear barriers, according to CNN, and were limited to five people for each contest, per ESPN.
This year, Nathan’s Famous pledged 100,000 hot dogs to the Food Bank of New York City, according to the Journal.
Two days before the contest, a Twitter user urged all locals from Corinth, Miss. to donate money per every hot dog Chestnut ate.
Though, it wasn’t just Mississippians getting in on the philanthropy.
Whether you love watching competitive eating or think it’s just vomit-inducing, Chestnut is not stopping anytime soon with his domination and inspiring good will.
He wasn’t the only repeat winner of the day. Miki Sudo also logged her seventh straight win in the women’s competition at the annual event.