The legend of Joey Chestnut continues to grow as he claimed his 14th Nathan's Hotdog Eating Championship last weekend by eating 76 Hotdogs and Buns in 10 minutes. He broke his previous World Record of 75 in a unparalleled display of sandwich eating dominance.
The next closest competitor was Geoffrey Esper in 2nd place, finishing with an impressive total of 50 Hotdogs and Buns. However, we feel it's fair to say that Chestnut blew away his competition and it wasn't even close. In the world of Competive Eating, we may never see this level of excellence again, so we should enjoy it while we can.
Currently, Joey Chestnut holds 46 World Records in 46 different disciplines, which is a World Record for World Records.1 In order to fully understand the Chestnut phenomenon, we have to take a look at his current slate of achievements.