EventsLet’s Be Frank: The Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Is Must See by Nicholas Durst July 4, 2018 It is a tradition like no other, the Super Bowl of competitive eating, it is the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. Joey Chestnut wins Nathan's #July4 hot dog eating contest on Coney Island for the 10th time https://t.co/hipAB03iiN pic.twitter.com/Qcg055scyi— Reuters Pictures (@reuterspictures) July 4, 2017On the 4th of July at noon in Coney Island and on ESPN 2, millions will be watching as some of the most impressive athletes in the world stuff their stomachs with massive amounts of hot dogs and buns at the annual Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest.One of the greatest American champions of all time, Joey “Jaws’ Chestnut will look to defend his crown and take home mustard yellow international belt number ten. His only competition figures to be Matt “The Megatoad” Stonie who upset Chestnut in 2015 and Carmen Cincotti who finished second in 2017.Chestnut set a new record of 72 hot dogs eaten in 10 minutes at the annual contest in 2017, breaking his own record of 70 set in 2016. Chestnut will be looking to break his own record again in 2018.If you are a gambling man or woman, the following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:Joey Chestnut (-500)Carmen Cincotti (+450)Matt Stonie (+700)The Field (+700)In the women’s competition, Miki Sudo is the favorite coming off a four-peat in 2017 where she ate 41 hot dogs. Sudo’s main competition is Sonya Thomas who is also a three-time champ.In 2018, 35,000 fans attended the eating contest and another 1.11 million watched ESPN’s broadcast. In addition to the live event on ESPN2, an ESPN3 camera will be focused on Joey Chestnut as he attempts to break his world record.Coney Island visit @CitiField! Today on #Mets Plaza we had a hot dog eating contest with Nathan's Famous. pic.twitter.com/IIGlGXm8eF— New York Mets (@Mets) June 14, 2015 Post Views: 5,627The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsNicholas DurstNicholas Durst is a sports media professional who has worked as an on-air personality and producer with the Brooklyn Cyclones, Bleacher Report, MSG Networks, WFAN Radio and MTV. He has experience in TV, radio, social/digital media, short-form and live video across sports and entertainment. He is also a NCAA Division II broadcaster for CSI SportsNet. Nicholas hosts You Know I'm Right, right here on InTheZone.io. Follow him on twitter @Nick_DurstLatest posts by Nicholas Durst (see all) You Know I’m Right, Episode 113: New York Post Columnist Phil Mushnick (Audio/Video) - April 29, 2021 You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video) - April 27, 2021 You Know I’m Right, Episode 111: New York Giants’ Insider John Schmeelk (Audio/Video) - April 23, 2021 You Know I’m Right, Episode 110: New York Giants’ Insider Paul Dottino (Audio/Video) - April 21, 2021 Related TopicsCarmen CincottiJoey ChestnutMatt StonieMiki SudoNathans Hot Dog Eating ContestSonya Thomas Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 No Shame in Their Game – Female Mixed Martial Artists Use Onlyfans to Make Money by Brandon Berrios | posted on December 4, 2020More in EventsThe Mockery of A Sport: Paul vs. AskrenJake Paul and Ben Askren are set to fight tonight, and as a fan... Athletes Attend the Inauguration of New President Joe BidenAthletes aren’t strangers when it comes to politics. Teams and athletes get invited to... WWE’s “Monday Night RAW” Panel Takes Center (Virtual) Stage at New York Comic ConA panel of WWE superstars took to the virtual New York Comic Con stage... Chris Jericho and “Clerks” Director Kevin Smith Face Off for New York Comic ConAll Elite Wrestling’s Chris Jericho and filmmaker and actor Kevin Smith had a match... World Cup 2018; Bet of the week World Boxing Super Series and DAZN agree to a major deal to promote events in the U.S.