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Hot Dog Eating Champion Joey Chestnut goes for 9th title

He’s done it eight times…. can he make it nine?! Joey “Jaws” Chestnut is an 8-Time Hot Dog Eating Champion from San Jose, CA, who just happens to LOVE to eat! He’s called “the greatest eater in history.” That is not empty editorializing or bloviating. That is empirical fact.

Chestnut defeated Kobayashi at the 2007 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contests to return the Mustard Yellow Belt to the United States. That victory was the start of an unprecedented eight-year run at the top of the Nathan’s Hot Dog World; Chestnut was undefeated at the event he made his own through 2014. He is also adept at a wide variety of foods stuffs, notably chicken wings-he is the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Hooters Worldwide Wing Eating Champion-and chili. At the time of writing, Chestnut holds 40 World Records across 40 disciplines. That is a World Record of World Records.

These days Joey’s appetite is legendary, and he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Keep your eyes open, world, because Joey Chestnut may be coming to a city near you soon!COME SEE THE HOT DOG CHAMPIONS IN ACTION

This Fourth of July people will gather by the thousands at the corner of Surf and Stillwell in Coney Island, NY to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Nathan’s Famous by playing witness to the most unique sporting competition in the world. They’ll flock to Nathan’s flagship restaurant to catch a glimpse of these hot dog eating legends and the celebration that is as uniquely American as it is Nathan’s.


On July Fourth, the world’s top competitive eaters will gather for a chance to become a legend. Will current champions Matt Stonie and Miki Sudo continue in their recently won reigns? Or will the dethroned Joey Chestnut and Sonya Thomas retake their places as best in the world?

2016 marks the historic Nathan’s Famous 100th Hot Dog Eating Competition. From around the globe, thousands will gather to celebrate. Join the fun this July 4th.


Live in Coney Island 10:45 A.M.

Introduction of Female Contestants 11:00 A.M.

Women’s Contest 12:00 P.M.

Main Event 12:30 P.M.

Introduction of Male Contestants 12:40 P.M.

Men’s Contest Begins 12:55 P.M.


ESPN3 @ 12:00 P.M.

ESPN @ 3:00 P.M.

ESPN2 @ 5:00 P.M

ESPN2 @ 7:00 P.M