- Joey Chestnut is a living legend in the food world, winning ten of the last 11 hot dog eating contests
- Matt Stonie is the only man who has beaten Chestnut in that time
- See the odds for the 2018 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
Every 4th of July (12:00pm EST) we celebrate our independence. Some choose to fire up the BBQ and light off some fireworks, while others come together on Coney Island to marvel at the single greatest feat of athleticism Major League Eating and the International Federation of Competitive Eating can muster: crushing hot dogs.
This year marks the 102nd Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest, and yet again, Joey Chestnut is the favorite to win.
2017 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Recap
Joseph “Jaws” Chestnut successfully defended his title and launched himself into the sporting world stratosphere after earning his 10th Mustard Belt and a cool $10,000.
Jaws packed away an astonishing 72 hot dogs in ten minutes, breaking his own previous world record of 70 HDBs (hot dogs and buns) from the year before. In fact, Joey has be so dominant that the only blip on his resume was in 2015 when Matt Stonie smashed 62 dogs to Chestnut’s 60.
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*Chestnut beat Kobayashi in an eat-off, the first since 1980, finishing five HDB in 50 seconds
Joey “Jaws” Chestnut History
Joe is an absolute machine, a bottomless pit of caloric consumption. Make no mistake this is no one trick pony. Jaws has set World records in:
- Shrimp Cocktails
- Deep Fried Asparagus
- Pork Ribs
- Matzah Balls
- Hard Boiled eggs
- Pork Rolls
- and Mutton Sandwiches
Fortunately for Chestnut, they don’t ask how, just how many …
The question Joey is facing in 2018 isn’t whether he will walk away with his 11th title, rather can he match his previous pace?
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2018 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Odds
Do not over think this. Joey eats like a family of five. Take Jaws for the win and then grab yourself a foot long and tune in to one of the truly amazing athletes of our time.
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