Eaters weigh-in for Nathan’s Fourth of July hot dog eating contest


NEW YORK (WIVB)– The hot dogs are cooked and ready for the champions to chow down at Nathan’s annual Fourth of July hot dog eating contest.

Today, competitors including top-ranked eater Joey Chestnut weighed in ahead of the competition.

He ate 74 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes last year, setting a new world record.

About 35,000 people are expected to come together tomorrow on Coney Island to see if he can defend his title.

The championship kicks off at 12:30 p.m.

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