Miki Sudo defends her hot dog-eating title; stormy weather delays men’s contest

Defending champion Miki Sudo retains her title in Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, eating 39 1/2 hot dogs, with the men’s competition delayed due to stormy weather.

Victory for Sudo: Sudo overcame 27-year-old Mayoi Ebihara, who consumed 33 1/2 hot dogs in 10 minutes, in a competition that appeared even until the final count.
* Despite winning, Sudo expressed disappointment as her total was nine hot dogs short of her all-time high.
* Sudo stated that competition from Ebihara distracted her during the contest, leading to some fumbles.

Competition background: The annual event took place at New York City’s Coney Island boardwalk, attracting competitors from around the globe.
* Competitors hailed from places such as England, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Brazil, and Australia according to ESPN.

Men’s contest update: Due to stormy weather, the men’s competition was postponed.
* Champion Joey “Jaws” Chestnut seeks his 16th title in the men’s division.

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