The 2017 Hot Dog Eating Contest

by Antonio Miles July 5, 2017, 0:21
The 2017 Hot Dog Eating Contest

In the case of the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, the victor took home a cool $10,000, double the amount of the second-place finisher, according to Mark J. Burns of Forbes. Police said the protesters, who are believed to be animal activists, began spreading out a banner just as reigning champion Joey Chestnut was finishing his 10th hot dog. There was a brief scuffle but the group was taken into custody.

Chestnut has been the most dominant eater in the world for a long time, but lost to Stonie in 2015.

In the men's competition, Joey "Jaws" Chestnut is defending his title against the only competitor to beat him in the last 10 years - Matt "Megatoad" Stonie.

The good news for those who do not have access to ESPN3 or who are looking to watch the Hot Dog Eating contest on a bigger screen or - I promise I won't judge - at a restaurant is that ESPN will show a tape delayed version of the contest later in the day.

"I'm really happy I got this win", Chestnut said, gripping the Mustard Belt, "I slowed down way more more than I wanted to, I definitely have room for more". In the end, Chestnut took down Stonie by 17 hot dogs.

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What's the record for hot dogs eaten? The women's record of 45 hot dogs in 10 minutes was set by Thomas in 2012.

Legend has it that the contest got started between some friends to prove their patriotism shortly after Nathan Handwerker opened his first hot dog stand near Surf and Stillwell avenues in 1916, according to Nathan's Famous. Sudo has been victorious for the past three years.

Michelle Lesco finished second with 32½ hot dogs, edging Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, who devoured 31 during the annual July Fourth game of gluttony.

The eating showdown usually draws thousands of spectators and is televised on ESPN.

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