Competitive eating is back in Brooklyn for the Fourth of July as champ Joey Chestnut seeks to finish off the field at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest.
The competitive eaters are back at Coney Island in Brooklyn for the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest.
The Independence Day contest is returning to its original location at the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues after being relocated because of the pandemic.
Joey Chestnut, 38, is looking to win his 15th title at the competition and beat the record he set last year of 76 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.
Michelle Lesco, 38, won the women’s contest in 2021 after eating 30.75 hot dogs and buns, also in 10 minutes.
She will defend her title against the world’s No. 1 ranked female eater, Miki Sudo, who sat out last year because she was having a baby.
Thousands of people are expected to flock to the original Nathan’s location to watch the competition, which will be broadcast live on ESPN3 and ESPNEWS starting at 10:45 a.m. Eastern time.