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The Hot Dog Eating Contest

Nathan’s Famous hot dogs. The world’s top competitive eaters. Ten minutes to glory. It all goes down on the Fourth of July at the corner of Surf and Stillwell.


Reigning champ Joey Chestnut withstands tough competition and breaks his own record to retain his title.


Another year, another Mustard Belt for Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo! The veteran champions were able to withstand the tough competition and come out victorious in the 2018 Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Coming into the big event, rising star Carmen Cincotti looked to overthrow the 10-time champion and take home his first title. But Joey was determined to add another win to his impressive competitive eating résumé. Not only did he win his 11th title, but he broke his own world record, eating 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes. This astonishing performance only further solidified his place in Nathan’s Famous history.

On the women’s side, Miki remained dominant. Despite the high heat, she was able to fend off the hungry competition of Michelle Lesco and Juliet Lee. With this victory, Miki brought home her fifth consecutive title.

Thanks to all of our competitors and everyone who celebrated the Fourth of July with us. Check out the Qualifiers Page to see our stops on the 2019 Road to Coney!

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A Tale as Tall as 73 Hot Dogs

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2018 Champs

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Joey Chestnut

Joey did what he does best: eat! In world record fashion, he won his 11th Mustard Belt. A true legend. Enjoy the hot dog glory, Joey!

Fun fact: The former construction manager turned pro eater has made a career out of bulldozing the competition. From hot dogs, to apple pie, to burritos, he holds 40 eating records! The only thing he won’t touch? Kale.

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Miki Sudo

It was another dominant performance from Miki! She continues to set Coney Island records as the only woman to be a five-peat champion. Cheers to our champion, Miki!

Fun fact: Joey “Jaws” Chestnut. Matt “Megatoad” Stonie. Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas. Miki Sudo. Of all the elite Nathan’s eaters, she’s the only one without a nickname. “Never have. Never will,” she says. We can respect that.

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