Contestants get ready for Nathan's Hot Dog eating competition - – Rockford’s News Leader

Contestants get ready for Nathan's Hot Dog eating competition

CONEY ISLAND, NY (WREX) - Contestants from around the globe are taking part in the 99th annual Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog eating contest in Coney Island, New York.

The goal is pretty simple: The eaters should consume as many hot dogs with buns as they can in ten minutes.

Last year, Joey "Jaws" Chestnut ate 69 hot dogs to win the contest for his seventh consecutive victory.

On the women's side, three-time champ Sonya “the Black Widow” Thomas hopes to beat her own personal record of 45 hot dogs.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WREX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Trista Truesdale at (815) 335-7856. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at