Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest 2017 – Watch Joey Chestnut Set New Record! (VIDEO)

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Nathan's Hot Dog Contest 2017

By Shari Weiss |

Nathan's Hot Dog Contest 2017


The 2017 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest took place on Tuesday, July 4th, and Joey Chestnut won again. He even set a new record. Watch the video below!

The annual hot dog eating contest is held each Fourth of July at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York. Incredibly, the event’s origins date back to the early 1900s, although it did not become an Independence Day tradition until the early 1970s. And this is no silly game. The contest is sanctioned by Major League Eating, the governing body for competitive eating events.

There are separate heats for men and women, with usually about 20 participants for each. With seemingly endless amounts of hots dogs and buns in front of them, all scarf down as many as possible in a 10-minute period while scorekeepers stand behind each player to keep a constant tally of how many are consumed. To count, contestants must eat the bun in addition to the hot dog itself. To make it all go down easier, the contenders often soak the bread in water. But anything that comes back up and out doesn’t count.

At stake was a cash prize and the coveted mustard-inspired belt. Thousands of spectators showed up to watch the contest unfold, with many making it a day-long trip since Coney Island hosts many attractions. The rivalry between top competitors Chestnut, Matt Stonie and Takeru Kobayashi has also fueled interest in recent years. As Gossip Cop reported, Chestnut won the 2016 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, reclaiming his title from Stonie after downing a whopping 70 dogs and buns.

And Chestnut did it again, this time setting yet another record. The champion eater inhaled 72 hot dogs in just 10 minutes this time around. Watch the video below of Chestnut once again winning the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.

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