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The Hot Dog Eating Contest

Nathan’s Famous hot dogs. The world’s top competitive eaters. Ten minutes to glory. It all goes down July the Fourth on the corner of Surf and Stillwell in Coney Island.

Back to Coney

The 2017 Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest returns July the 4th, 2017.

ESPN & WatchESPN | Coney Island, NY

Countdown to The Main Event

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“No one thought anyone could beat the great Joey Chestnut, the No. 1 eater in the world,” said famous Hot Dog Eating Contest emcee, George Shea, after Matt Stonie downed the undownable back in 2015.

Defeat must have left a bad taste in the eight-time champion’s mouth. Because in 2016, Joey Chestnut ate his way to a dramatic victory and a new Contest record by devouring 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

Who Will Claim Hot Dog Supremacy in 2017?

Will the Mustard Belt stay firmly wrapped around Joey Chestnut’s waist, or will it go to Matt Stonie or up-and-comer Carmen Cincotti? On the women’s side: can ANYONE top Miki Sudo?

Anything can happen on the corner of Surf and Stillwell. And we can’t wait to see what these eating legends bring to the table.

So grab a pack of Nathan’s, fire up the grill and watch it live July 4, 2017 on ESPN!

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Last Year's Champs

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Joey Chestnut

The hot-dog-eating crown returned to the legendary Joey Chestnut in 2016. On top of setting a new Contest record, he earned his ninth Nathan’s title! How many will he eat this year?

Fun fact: The former construction manager turned pro eater has made a career out of bulldozing the competition. From hot dogs, to apple pie, to burritos, he holds 43 eating records! The only thing he won’t touch? Kale.

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Miki Sudo

Women’s title defended. For the third straight year, Miki Sudo held onto the pink championship belt, beating out three-time champ Sonya Thomas. Can she do it again?

Fun fact: Joey “Jaws” Chestnut. Matt “Megatoad” Stonie. Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas. Miki Sudo. Of all the elite Nathan’s eaters, she’s the only one without a nickname. “Never have. Never will,” she says. We can respect that.

Feed Your Competitive Spirit

You don’t have to be a pro to eat like one. Pick up a pack of Nathan’s Natural Casing Beef Frankfurters – the same ones eaten at the Hot Dog Eating Contest!

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How to Make the Perfect Hot Dog Nathan's Style

When you make hot dogs at home, are they amazing? They’re about to be. Read our hot dog cooking tips to up the ante at your house.

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2017 Regional Winners

San Antonio, TX

Juan Neave

22.5 dogs

Juan Neave

Kassandra Zapata

11 dogs

Kassandra Zapata

Ft. Myers, FL

Pablo Martinez

25.5 dogs

Pablo Martinez

Mary Bowers

10 dogs

Mary Bowers

Nashville, TN

Brian Dudzinski

27.5 dogs

Brian Dudzinski

Liz McClurg

9.5 dogs

Liz McClurg

Miami, FL

Adrian Morgan

33 dogs

Adrian Morgan

Las Vegas, NV

Rich LeFevre

30 dogs

Rich LeFevre

Michelle Lesco

29 dogs

Michelle Lesco

Louisville, KY

Matthew Cohen

22 dogs

Matthew Cohen

Stevie Palmer

10 dogs

Stevie Palmer

St. Louis, MO

Erik Denmark

28 dogs

Erik Denmark

Sophia DeVita

16 dogs

Sophia DeVita

Fort Worth, TX

Josh Miller

26.5 dogs

Josh Miller

Sarah Reinecke

15 dogs

Sarah Reinecke

Valdosta, GA

Jim Reeves

23 dogs

Jim Reeves

Meghan Drake

3 dogs

Meghan Drake

Cincinnati, OH

Derek Jacobs

23 dogs

Derek Jacobs

Meredith Boxberger

15 dogs

Meredith Boxberger

Charlotte, NC

Badlands Booker

24 dogs

Badlands Booker

Rene Rovtar

7 dogs

Rene Rovtar

Syracuse, NY

Steve Hendry

30 dogs

Steve Hendry

Boston, MA

Geoffrey Esper

51 dogs

Geoffrey Esper

Danielle Leppert-Simenauer

5 dogs

Danielle Leppert-Simenauer

Queens, NY

Carmen Cincotti

53 dogs

Carmen Cincotti

Daniella Gioia

14.75 dogs

Daniella Gioia
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