Takeru Kobayashi, 27 sets a new record of 53 3/4 hot dogs in 12 mins. His previous record was 53 1/2 hot dogs at the same competition two years ago. The competition was held on Coney Island. His strongest competition was Joey Chestnut who set an American record by eating 50 hot dogs during a qualifying tournament in Las Vegas. Chestnut came in a near 52 hotdogs.