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The British Eating League will hold a doughnut eating contest at The George in Stockton on Tees tomorrow awarding 100 pounds to the winner. It will hold its second qualifier for it chicken nugget championship Saturday.
The first qualifier for the British Eating League chicken nugget eating contest that will award 1000 pounds will take place tomorrow at The George in Stockton on Tees. has an article titled "The untold truth of competitive eater Miki Sudo". The opening section discusses her absence from the 2013 Nathan's Famous hot dog eating finals.
LadBible has an Instagram post about Saturday's British Eating League beans and toast eating contest held at the George Pub in Stockton on Tees won by Kyle Gibson which has received over 2800 comments in less than 8 hours. has a report on yesterday's British Eating League bean on toast competition held at The George Pub in Stockton on Tees. Kyle (Kyle v Food) Gibson ate 20 slices of toast and 2.5kg of baked beans in 6:39 to win the contest.
jackhirons posted a painting of Rich LeFevre competing in the 2006 Wing Bowl on his Instagram.
The Peanut Butter & Jelly Deli will hold "The Jampionship", a peanut butter and jelly sandwich eating contest awarding $250/$100/$50 in West Allis, WI on August 15.
The British Eating League will hold a chicken nugget eating contest at The George in Stockton on Tees on October 3 awarding £1,000 cash to the winner. Qualifiers start on August 8. The organization will also hold a beans on toast eating contest on Saturday, July 25 awarding £100 cash and a £50 food voucher to the winner.
The New York Times has an article about a paper published in Biology Letters by James Smoliga, a physiologist at High Point University. titled "Modelling the maximal active consumption rate and its plasticity in humans—perspectives from hot dog eating competitions" which claims that the maximum possible total for a human competing in a 10 minute hot dog eating contest is 83 hot dogs. (Science Mag article)
Joel Hansen ate 37 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win the first prize of $500 at a hot dog eating contest held July 4 in Canton, TX> has a flashback to former NFL defensive lineman Willian "The Refrigerator Perry" competing in the 2003 Nathan's finals.

Joey Chestnut defends Nathan’s title with record 75

update Official results

1st 75 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut contest record
2nd 42 Darron Breeden
3rd 39.5 Nick Wehry combined with Miki Sudo’s 48.5 to set couples record of 88
4th 24 George Chiger
5th 20 Eric “Badlands” Booker

Joey Chestnut has defended his Nathan’s Famous hot dog title with a record 75 hot dogs.

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Miki Sudo defends Nathan’s title with record 48.5

update Official results

1st 48.5 Miki Sudo personal best, women’s record
2nd 18 Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele
3rd 15 Katie Prettyman
4th 8.5 Julie Goldberg
5th 7 Rene Rovtar

Miki Sudo has defended her women’s Nathan’s title with a record of 48.5 hot dogs.

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The fields for the 2020 Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest have finally been announced. The big shock is that Geoff Esper is not competing with the men's field consisting of Joey Chestnut, Darron Breeden, Nick Wehry, George Chiger and Badlands Booker. This is the second consecutive surprise omission for Esper after he was left out of the Quarantine Challenge field. The women's field is as expected: Miki Sudo, Larell Marie Mele, Katie Prettyman, Julie Goldberg and Rene Rovtar.
State Fare in Catonsville, MD will hold a hot dog eating contest tomorrow awarding $500 to the winner.

2020 Z-Burger eating contest

Results from video stream, 10 minutes

1st 35 Molly Schuyler new record
2nd 34 Dan “killer” Kennedy broke previous record (32)
3rd 25 Andy Puhl
4th 17 David “Tiger Wings and Things” Brunelli
5th 13 “Gentleman” Joe Menchetti
6th 10 “munchin mike” Longo birthday, ends 4 year hiatus

The 2020 Z-Burger eating contest is now streaming at


Spectrum Local News has an article about Melody Andorfer, winner of the 1972 Nathan's Famous Labor Day contest with a total of 12 hot dogs in 5 minutes. Major League Eating says they will acknowledge her at the 2021 finals.
Z-Burger announces that Molly Schuyler will defend her burger eating title on July 3 in Washington, DC. The contest is not open to public spectators. update The field will also include Dan Kennedy, Dave Brunelli, Joe Menchetti, Andrew Puhl and Mike Longo.
Joey Chestnut has announced his opponents for the men's division of the 2020 Nathan's finals: Geoff Esper, Matt Stonie, Darron Breeden, Gideon Oji and Badlands Booker. This will be the 21st Nathan's finals for Booker, the 16th straight for Chestnut.

Nathan’s personal bests

The following is a list of all the Nathan’s Famous personal bests for competitors with a known result in the database.

2018 Jul 4 74 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Brooklyn, NY
2009 Jul 4 64.5 Takeru Kobayashi Brooklyn, NY
2018 Jul 4 64 Carmen Cincotti Brooklyn, NY
2015 Jul 4 62 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie Brooklyn, NY
2009 Jul 4 55 Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Brooklyn, NY
2009 Jul 4 53 Tim “Eater X” Janus Brooklyn, NY
2017 Jun 18 51 Geoffrey Esper Boston, MA
2019 Jul 4 50 Darron Breeden Brooklyn, NY
2012 Jul 4 45 Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas Brooklyn, NY
2012 Jul 4 45 Bob “The Notorious B.O.B.” Shoudt Brooklyn, NY

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NBA great Shaquille O'Neal and Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski will face off in a series of competitions tomorrow streamed on to raise money for the NAACP and The Boys & Girls Club. One of the contests will be a Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin Challenge.

Highest Nathan’s Famous averages

This is the same list of Nathan’s Famous hot dog results posted yesterday sorted by contest average.

# Total Avg. Max.
18 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut 1068.00 59.33 74
9 Takeru Kobayashi 487.75 54.19 64.5
7 Carmen Cincotti 324.00 46.29 64
15 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie 683.00 45.53 62
7 Darron Breeden 291.00 41.57 50
22 Tim “Eater X” Janus 900.75 40.94 53
11 Geoffrey Esper 437.75 39.80 51
4 Max Suzuki 156.50 39.12 42.5
16 Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti 617.75 38.61 55
8 Miki Sudo 299.50 37.44 41

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Cumulative Nathan’s hot dog totals

The following is a list of the cumulative totals from both qualifiers and finals (excluding exhibitions) for all Nathan’s Famous hot dog competitors along with the maximum and average totals. The left column is the number of contests for the competitor with a known result. These statistics will not be 100% accurate as full contests results are not always posted.

# Total Avg. Max.
18 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut 1068.00 59.33 74
39 Eric “Badlands” Booker 1037.75 26.61 40
22 Tim “Eater X” Janus 900.75 40.94 53
43 Crazy Legs Conti 862.33 20.05 25.25
25 Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas 847.00 33.88 45
30 Erik “The Red” Denmark 832.25 27.74 38
28 Rich “The Locust” LeFevre 777.75 27.78 34
27 “The Lovely” Juliet Lee 756.25 28.01 36
23 Bob “The Notorious B.O.B.” Shoudt 731.50 31.80 45
50 William “Wild Bill” Myers 697.25 13.94 17

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Z-Burger will hold its annual burger eating contest in Washington, DC on July 3 without fans. There will be seven entrants with the top 5 receiving $1250/$750/$500/$350/$250.
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