Brooklyn Ephemera Impacts Contest Length
Major League Eating was recently presented with a document that suggests the original hot dog eating contest was 10 minutes in length.
The League sought preliminary verification of the document - which was found among numerous old items and ephemera in Brooklyn - and was told it is genuine.
Major League Eating has elected to conduct all qualifying rounds of the 2008 multi-city Nathan's Famous circuit tour as 10-minute competitions and may shift to this duration permanently, making it the official contest length. More information will follow.