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Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier - New York, NY

Location: New York, NY
Date: 05-17-2024
Winner: Gideon Oji with 35 & Larell Mele with 16

Full Results

Men's Division

  1. Gideon Oji - 35 Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 mins

  2. George Chiger - 32.5

  3. Yunho Choi - 26.5

  4. Anthony Kamenski - 15

  5. Crazy Legs Conti - 12.5

  6. Jeffrey Bonacorda - 11

  7. Jay Rupert - 7.75

  8. Steven Peterson - 5.5


Women's Division

  1. Laurel Marie Mele - 16 Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 mins

  2. Olivia Murphy - 9

  3. Julie Goldberg - 6

  4. Prudence DeBenedetto - 4



In the electrifying epicenter of the world, where dreams light up the night sky brighter than the neon signs, Times Square is set to host a culinary showdown like no other. This isn't just any qualifier; it's a battle set on the world's biggest stage, in the heart of New York City. A Gastronomic Gauntlet in the Gotham Glare.

Prepare to witness a fierce competition under the gaze of towering billboards and amidst the hustle and bustle of Times Square. Here, in the pulsing heart of NYC, the top male and female competitive eaters will face the ultimate test of endurance, skill, and spirit. Only the most formidable contenders will earn their passage to the grand championship on July 4th.

Do You Have the Appetite to Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple? The question isn't just whether you can stand the heat—it's whether you can make the city's heartbeat match your own. Amidst the glow of neon lights and the chorus of city sounds, your moment of glory beckons. This is where legends are born and where dreams become reality. If you're ready to take on the best and prove your worth on the biggest stage of all, then Times Square is calling. Step into the Spotlight!

This contest will take place at Noon EST at TSq Plaza 46-47, Broadway & West 46th Street New York, NY 10036 —on Friday, May 17th, 2024!

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*All applicants must be 18 years of age or older and fully acknowledge and understand the inherent dangers and risks associated with participating in an eating contest. The applicant further acknowledges and understands that the MLE/IFOCE coordinates with event sponsor(s) to select and approve eligible participants, and that the MLE/IFOCE shall decide, at its sole discretion, whether an applicant is eligible to participate in any eating event, and/or related activities. The MLE/IFOCE may revoke an applicant's eligibility to participate in the eating contest, or related activities, at any time, for any reason, at its sole discretion. The MLE/IFOCE and the event sponsors reserve the right, at any time, to change any and all details concerning the event, including, e.g., time, duration, location and prize structure.

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