Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest: Time, livestream, how to watch

Grant Boone
July 6, 2018

Here, scenes from this year's record-breaking competition on July 4.

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Joey "Jaws" Chestnut set a world record at the 102nd annual Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest. Or at least he swallowed them after dipping them in water. Last year, he almost equaled that mark with 72 dogs. Chestnut managed to come out on top with 11 more hot dogs than second-place Carmen Cincotti, the world's No. 2 eater, according to Major League Eating. The video is below, but be warned - it's hardly ASMR.

Miki Sudo won her fifth women's title in a row, downing 37 hot dogs.

In 2017, Sudo ate 41 hot dogs to win the women's section, beating her nearest rivals Lesco, who ate 32 1/2 hot dogs and Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas who ate 30.

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Shea is now uncertain about what type of technology can be used to tally hot dogs and buns. Chestnut beat 20 other contestants to earn the coveted "Mustard Belt" and ate a record 74 hot dogs and buns, surpassing the previous record of 72 dogs he set past year.

The construction manager turned pro eater doesn't just devour hot dogs - he now holds 40 eating records for everything from apple pies to burritos.

Master of Ceremony George Shea, top centre, announces that reigning champion Joey Chestnut, bottom centre, as the victor. On the men's side, reigning hot dog eating champion Joey Chestnut will see if he can defend his title this year. She competed against 19 women this year.

The 2018 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest will take place from 11 a.m. EST to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4.

The winners receive the famed "Mustard Belt", along with a monetary prize: first place gets $10,000, second place $5,000, and so on.

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