Hot Dog Eating Contest

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Joey Chestnut Wins Hot Dog Eating Competition for Fifth Consecutive Year

Joey Chestnut

Joey Chestnut downed 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win the 96th Annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Competition for the fifth year in a row, according to The Associated Press.

Chestnut, who won $10,000 for his efforts, beat... read more

Kobayashi Released After Hot Dog Scuffle

Takeru Kobayashi

Takeru "Tsunami" Kobayashi was released from jail after pleading not guilty to charges following his arrest at the 95th annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Competition, The Associated Press reports.

Kobayashi faced charges of obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest, trespassing and disorderly conduct.

The competitive eater had jumped ... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, July 4, 2010

Hot Dog Eating Contest

Hot Dog Eating Contest
Noon/11c ESPN
Along with fireworks and parades, no coverage of America's Independence Day is complete without footage of Joey Chestnut, an otherwise ordinary-looking kid from California, scarfing down the winning hot dogs at the Nathan's Famous International contest on Coney Island. A three-time defending champ, Chestnut has become to competitive eating what Roger Federer is to tennis, and may not have rival Takeru Kobayashi to beat this time around, as the event's former king was locked in a contract dispute with organizers from Major League Eating. Now, that's cause for indigestion.

Read on for previews of the Tour de France, Wimbledon, Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, A Capitol Fourth 2010 and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. read more

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Premise: The 2010 Nathan's Famous International event from Coney Island, N.Y. Three-time defending champ Joey Chestnut headlined the holiday tradition along with Sonya Thomas and Tim Janus. Chestnut put away 68 dogs and buns in 10 minutes in 2009, with six-time champ Takeru Kobayashi polishing off just less than 65.

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