For some, Fourth of July wouldn't be complete without one of the best known eating contest in the world.

FOX's Lilian Woo reports: 

At this year's Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest...

On ESPN, defending champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut downing 72 dogs in 10 minutes, cheered on by thousands as he topped his own world record from last year: 70 hot dogs.

The now 10-time Nathan's winner who walks away with the mustard belt and $10,000 in prize money, also great at out-eating when it comes to things like shrimp cocktail: 15 pounds in eight minutes. Steak: 4.5 pounds plus sides in just under nine minutes and deep fried asparagus: Nearly 13 pounds in 10 minutes at other competitions.

On the women's side, Nathan's defending champion Miky Sudo eating 41 hot dogs in 10 minutes, it's her fourth consecutive win.

Lilian Woo, FOX News.

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