Nathan’s Famous hot dogs. The world’s top competitive eaters. Ten minutes to glory. It all goes down on the Fourth of July at the corner of Surf and Stillwell.
The 2017 Road to Coney Comes to a Record End
Underdogs challenged the hot dog throne – only to push our defending champs to Nathan’s glory.
Still on Top: Congrats, Joey and Miki!
They came. They ate. They defended their titles in record fashion. Congratulations to your 2017 Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest champions, Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo!
Fending off fierce competition by rising star Carmen Cincotti, Joey ate his way to a Coney Island record of 72 hot dogs. Now with 10 Nathan’s wins under his Mustard Belt, there’s no doubt that Joey Chestnut is the greatest eater of all time.
On the women’s side, Miki Sudo topped Michelle Lesco and Sonya Thomas to snag her fourth Nathan’s title in a row and set a new personal best of 41 hot dogs.
Thanks to all of our competitors and everyone who celebrated the Fourth of July with us. We’ll see you soon on the 2018 Road to Coney!
Countdown to 2018
So close, you can almost taste it. Check out these behind-the-scenes photos of the 2017 Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Chasing the Mustard Belt
The chase for the Mustard Belt is on. Learn all about the eaters, the major storylines, the drama and the lore of the world’s most famous eating contest. Watch our Chasing the Mustard Belt video series.
He did it again. The legendary Joey Chestnut polished off 72 hot dogs to set a new Coney Island record and earn his 10th Mustard Belt. Unbelievable!
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 40 eating records! The only thing he won’t touch? Kale.
It’s a four-peat for Miki Sudo! She faced stiff competition from Michelle Lesco and Sonya Thomas, but pulled ahead to set a new personal best. Congratulations, Miki!
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.