Visalia man places 16th in 2021 Hot Dog-Eating Contest

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Pablo Martinez of Visalia, who competed in the Nathan’s Famous 2021 July Fourth Hot Dog-Eating Contest.

NEW YORK (KSEE/KGPE) — A Visalia man who competed in the Nathan’s Famous 2021 July Fourth Hot Dog-Eating Contest earned 16th place in Sunday’s competition.

Pablo Martinez consumed 21-and-a-half hotdogs in 10 minutes in the men’s championships.

According to Major League Eating, the men’s competition’s winner was Joey Chestnut, who ate his way to a new world record with 76 hot dogs consumed. The winner of the women’s competition was Michelle Lesco, with 30-and-three-quarter hot dogs eaten in 10 minutes.

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