Transcript for Record-setting day at Nathan’s Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest
No crowds at the annual coney island hot dog eating contest but that didn't stop it from becoming a record-setting day. Our janai Norman who we just learned once consumed eight hot dogs in a single setting. At an office party this the summer of 2011, is kefrg this story. Janai, good morning. I knew that I wasn't going to get away with that coming up this morning. Eight hot dogs was nothing compared to this year's event. Like so many other events this year's hot dog eating contest was quite a bit different because of covid-19. But that didn't stop the competitors from gobbling down dozens of dogs. Sports fans are hungry for live competition. This weekend, Nathan's famous hot dog eating contest delivering a spectacle. Joey chestnut claimed his 13st title in 14 years and setting a new world record -- chomping down 75 hot dogs during the ten-minute contest, crushing his previous record of 74. It was hard. But it was -- I knew I was fast at the beginning. It was like blistery speed. Reporter: Usually drawing a large crowd to coney island, but this year with the coronavirus, safety concerns establishing a new normal in the hot dog eating world. The standard pool of 15 contenders cut down to five. With dividers between the participants. And no cheering fans. I miss the crowd because they're pumped up. Reporter: Hot dogs are a cookout staple for American families over the holiday weekend. But how does the champ's megameal compared to the average serving? Well, over the course of his ten-minute journey to victory, he consumed nearly 22,000 calories, chestnut celebrating his historic win in unusual circumstances. This is a crazy year and I'm happy I was able to get a record. The woman also breaking a record, she ate 40.5 hot dogs to claim her seventh straight title. I bet I've eaten more hot dogs. Than any of you guys. And I did a quick calorie count, how much eight hot dog it's about 2400 calories. I don't want to hear it. You have plenty of room to eat those hot dogs. I love that. We're never going to let that go, janai.
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