With the month of June rapidly moving along, it’s almost time for the Fourth of July, which also means that it’s time for another edition of the infamous Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest at Coney Island.
This year, Joey Chestnut will look to continue his reign of dominance as he aims to capture his eighth consecutive championship in the event since knocking Kobayashi from the top of the ranks.
If last year was any indication, it doesn’t appear that Chestnut is slowing down any as his career as one of the best competitive eaters in the world steadily moves along.
In his 2013 win, Chesnut set a new world record once again as he consumed 69 hot dogs and buns en route to that seventh consecutive title. Was it gross? Maybe just a little bit, but you can’t argue that as disgusting as it might seem, it’s a pretty impressive feat for one human being to eat that many hot dogs in a 10-minute span.
Over the past few years, no one has even come close to knocking Chestnut off and it seems that at this year’s event, the focus won’t be on who can beat him, rather all eyes will be on whether or not he can get to 70 and inflate that world record even more.
You can re-live Chestnut’s entire record-breaking performance from 2013 in the video below as we get set for this year’s event in the coming weeks.