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The 100th Anniversary Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest

Location: Coney Island, NY
Date: 07-04-2016
Winner: Men's: Joey Chestnut (70); Ladies': Miki Sudo (38.5)



Men's Championship: Full Results! 1 Joey Chestnut 70 2 Matt Stonie 53 3 Carmen Cincotti 42 4 Gideon Oji 38 5 Geoffrey Esper 37.5 6 Adrian Morgan 36 7 Yasir Salem and Erik Denmark 31 9 Rich LeFevre 29 10 Marcos Owens 28 11 Juan Rodriguez 27 12 Eric Booker 25 13 Brian Dudzinski 24 14 Steve Schuster 16 15 Dan Katz 12 16 Crazy Legs Conti 1

Ladies' Championship: Full Results! 1 Miki Sudo 38.5 2 Sonya Thomas 35 3 Juliet Lee and Michelle Lesco 27 5 BeeJay Alexander 17.5 6 Nela Zisser 16.75 7 Meredith Boxberger and Sophia DeVita 15.5 9 Larell Marie Mele 15 10 Kassandra Zapata 13.5 11 Daniella Gioia 12.5 12 Mary Bowers 8.5 13 Noelle Dudzinski 7.75 14 Hilary Andrews 7 15 Elizabeth Petra 4

The 2016 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest took place in Coney Island from 11 am to 1 pm on Monday, July 4, 2016. The annual contest reportedly was first conducted in 1916 and was held this year as part of 100th Anniversary celebrations at Nathan’s Famous flagship restaurant at the corner of Surf and Stillwell avenues in Brooklyn, NY.

According to archives, the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest has occurred each July 4th in Coney Island, NY, since 1916, the year Nathan Handwerker opened the legendary restaurant. Major League Eating, the governing body of all stomach-centric sport, sanctions the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Circuit and ensures the contests are judged professionally and that safety standards are in place at each event.

About Nathan's Famous, Inc. Nathan’s is a Russell 2000 Company that currently distributes its products in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Cayman Islands and ten foreign countries through its restaurant system, foodservice sales programs and product licensing activities. Last year, over 500 million Nathan’s Famous hot dogs were sold. Nathan’s was ranked #22 on the Forbes 2014 list of the Best Small Companies in America and was listed as the Best Small Company in New York State in October 2013.

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