Joey Chestnut breaks the record for 75 wieners in Nathan’s Hot Dog victory

The pandemic failed to stop a tornado!

Epic Food Champion Joey Chestnut set a world record of 75 dogs and muffins on Saturday, capturing the famous ‘W’ at Coney Island for the 13th time.

The 6-foot-1, 230-pound chestnut, whose face turned red as beets when he shoved the dogs into his pie hole, was cramming at a blistering rate of nearly 10 dogs per minute at one point.

With two minutes to go before the blowout, Chestnut, a San Jose, California resident, had eaten his 1,000th career hot dog, the announcer said.

Nathan’s annual hot dog eating contest is synonymous with July 4th.

No matter the pandemic, the 104th Annual Dirty Dog Devotion continued but not on the legendary Coney Island boardwalk. This year, the contest took place inside Nathan’s warehouse.

The judges wore masks and practiced social distancing, and the contestants received the sausages from assistants dressed in Nathan’s latex gloves and masks.

Nicknamed “Jaws”, Chestnut has now won 13 of the last 14 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contests in the men’s division. The wiener wonder surpassed five other tomato cans by capturing the coveted mustard belt. Chestnut was chasing its 74 hot dog and bun brand in 2018.

Previously, in women’s competition, reigning hot dog champion Miki Sudo knocked down 48 1/2 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, breaking her previous record at the Coney Island event of 41, which she set in 2017. It’s her seventh woman. Nathan’s title and a new world record in women’s competition.

“For everyone who watches at home, I wish they could be here,” said a victorious 34-year-old Sudo. The 5-foot-4-inch, 114-pound Sudo added that it was strange to compete without a crowd, but the camera crew was kind enough to applaud him and call him by name.