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Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest live stream 2014: Watch online


Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time! Friday afternoon marks the 98th annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island as the top competitive eaters from around the world gather together to see how many hot dogs they can scarf down in ten minutes.

It may be a little disgusting, but it is astonishing to see these men and women defy logic as they eat more than your average person can dream of.

In the men’s competition on Friday afternoon, Joey Chestnut will be looking for his eighth straight title as he goes after the hallowed 70 hot dog mark.

How can you tune in to the annual American tradition on television or online? Here is all of the information you will need to tune in to the action:

Date: Friday, July 4
Start Time
: Women’s Championship, 11:30 a.m. ET; Men’s Championship, 12:40 p.m. ET
LocationConey Island, Brooklyn, New York
TV Info: ESPN News (Live at 12 p.m. ET), ESPN 2 (tape delay at 1 p.m. ET)
Live Stream: WatchESPN

Here is the 2013 contest which continued Joey Chestnut’s dominant run in the competitive eating world:

And for the women’s side of the competition, here is the 2013 performance from Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas:

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com on Friday afternoon for all of the results from this year’s Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island.

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