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Speed eaters weigh-in for Nathan's Hot Dog Contest

Friday, July 03, 2015 - 01:35

Competitive eaters weigh-in the day before they vie to be top dog at Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest on Coney Island. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Competitive eaters gathered at New York's Coney Island on Friday (July 3) for the official weigh in ahead of Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest. Champion title holder Joey Chestnut, who consumed 61 hot dogs at the 2014 event, came face to face with his nearest opponent, second-ranked Matt Stonie who gobbled up 56 wieners last year but hopes to push Chestnut out of his title position on Saturday. Miki Sudo will try to surpass last year's 34 hot dogs that gave her the women's title, and acknowledged she had lot of competition this year. Sonya Thomas holds the women's record at 45 wieners and Chestnut's own world record is a whopping 69 dogs in one sitting. Staged like a sporting event, with TV cameras trained on the colorfully nicknamed contestants and high piles of hot dogs, the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest is a summertime event that began in 1916, the year that Nathan's Famous food stand opened on Surf Avenue at New York's seaside Coney Island.

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Speed eaters weigh-in for Nathan's Hot Dog Contest

Friday, July 03, 2015 - 01:35