The Hot Dog Eating Contest
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.
2021 Mustard Belt Victories
Raise Your Franks to the 2021 Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest Champs Michelle Lesco and Joey Chestnut!
Surprised to see the great Joey Chestnut up here? Doubt it! The 14-time champ broke his own world record in the 2020 contest, eating 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes! There’s no doubt in our mind who’s the king.
Michelle Lesco is the #9-ranked eater in the World by Major League Eating (men and women combined)! She claimed her first Nathan’s Famous championship in 2021 with 30.75 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.
2022 Hot Dog Eating Contest
Approximately 35,000 fans are estimated to convene on the corner of Surf and Stillwell avenues in Coney Island to watch the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest in person. Millions more watch the ESPN telecast of the contest.
World Champion Joey Chestnut currently holds the title of hot dog-eating world champion after setting a new world record of 76 hot dogs and buns in 2021. Last year’s female champion, Michelle Lesco, will defend her title from top-ranked female Miki Sudo, who has returned from maternity leave. Miki’s all-time best is 48.5 Nathan’s Famous hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.
Those interested in competing in a qualifying event should visit www.majorleagueeating.com to obtain information and register. All competitors must be over 18 years of age.
So close, you can almost taste it. Check out these behind-the-scenes photos of the 2020 Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contests.
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