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Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest

Location: Coney Island, NY
Date: 07-04-2017
Winner: Men's: Joey Chestnut (72); Ladies': Miki Sudo (41)




Men's Championship: Full Results! 1 Joey Chestnut 72 2 Carmen Cincotti 60 3 Matt Stonie 48 4 Geoffrey Esper 44.5 5 Darron Breeden 38.5 6 Gideon Oji 36 7 Adrian Morgan 34 8 Juan Rodriguez and Yasir Salem 33 10 Rich LeFevre 29 11 Erik Denmark 25 12 Pablo Martinez 23 13 Steve Hendry 22.5 14 Badlands Booker, Josh Miller and Jim Reeves 22 17 Derek Jacobs 20.5 18 Juan Neave 20 18 Brian Dudzinski 20 20 Matt Cohen 16 21 Pedram Esmaeelzadeh 14.5

Ladies' Championship: Full Results! 1 Miki Sudo 41 2 Michelle Lesco 32 3 Sonya Thomas 30 4 Juliet Lee 25 5 Sophia DeVita 18 6 Meredith Boxberger and Daniella Gioia 17 8 Sarah Reinecke 15 9 Larell Marie Mele 14 10 Kassandra Zapata 13 11 Carlene LeFevre 12 12 Mary Bowers, Liz McClurg, Rene Rovtar and Marlene Wigginton 8 16 Stevie Palmer 7.75 17 Deborah Bethea and Danielle Leppert-Simenauer 6

Pre-show festivities will begin at 10:00 am with performances by a variety of musical and dance acts. The women’s competition began at 11:00 am, while the men’s competition will start at 12:30 pm. Some 30,000 fans are expected to attend.

Last year, Joey Chestnut of San Jose, CA, regained his championship title from arch rival Matt Stonie, also of San Jose, and set a new July 4th world-record by consuming 70 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. Chestnut’s all-time best is a world record 73 Nathan’s Famous hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.

In the women's competition last year, Sonya Thomas of Alexandria, VA, who set a world record by consuming 45 Hot Dogs and Buns in 10 minutes, fell to Miki Sudo, of Las Vegas, NV. Sudo took first place, eating 38.5 Hot Dogs, three and a half more than Thomas.

The annual event is a New York City tradition, with thousands making the pilgrimage to Surf and Stillwell avenues in Coney Island to watch in person. The ESPN telecast of the event routinely draws an audience of millions of viewers. As part of the event, Nathan’s Famous makes a donation of 100,000 Nathan’s Famous hot dogs to the Food Bank for New York City. Coney Island Brewery is official beer sponsor for the 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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