With a combination of steely grit, limber lips and highly expandable stomachs, competitors in the annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest devour wieners galore to the delight of throngs of screaming fans. Pre-show festivities will begin at 10am with performances by a variety of music and dance troupes. The women’s competition begins at 11am, while the men’s competition will start at 1230pm as a select group of skilled eaters downs Nathan’s dogs (and buns) for 10 minutes straight, stopping for nothing—not ketchup, not mustard, not even a french fry.
Photo: Julienne Schaer
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