Damon Brooks Jr.
An American tradition returns to its roots.
The Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest is being held on the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues at Nathan’s Famous restaurant in Coney Island, after having moved locations over the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual Fourth of July event has become a staple and has had some memorable performances over the festive holiday season.
Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, the undeniably greatest entrant in the history of this competition, broke his 2020 record with an incredible 76 hot dogs and sandwiches consumed in 10 minutes. Last year’s women’s champion Michelle Lesco will defend her crown at the 11am women’s championship at the legendary Nathan’s Famous
Last year’s women’s champion, Michelle Lesco, will defend her crown, with the women’s championship starting at 10:45 a.m. ET. Chestnut, the perennial champion of this event, is aiming for his 15th Mustard Belt Championship in 16 years.
For the first time, ESPN “SportsCenter” anchor John Anderson will feature the holiday game play-by-play, along with an in-depth analysis by Major League Eating President Richard Shea.
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Here’s everything you need to know for the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4:
What time is the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest?
The Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest will take place Monday, with the women’s competition at 10:45 a.m. ET and the men’s competition at 12:00 p.m. ET.
Which channel is broadcasting the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest?
The hot dog eating contest will be broadcast live on ESPN3 (women’s league at 10:45 a.m. ET), ESPNews (men’s league at noon ET), and will be streamed live on the ESPN app. The event can also be streamed via FuboTV.
Who Won Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Last Year?
Affectionately known as “Jaws,” Joey Chestnut gobbled 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes, breaking his own record of 75. Miki Sudo, the best female Miki Sudo, will return to the competition after failing to compete in 2021 due to pregnancy. Prior to her maternity leave, she set a personal best of 48 hot dogs and sandwiches in 10 minutes. Sudo will face off against Michelle Lesco, last year’s champion, who ate 30¾ hot dogs and sandwiches at the televised event in Maimonides Park.