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Chomping champs face off at July 4 hot dog eating contest

04 July 2017

Contestants weighed in ahead of Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest held annually in Coney Island. The Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest live stream will air on ESPN starting at 10:50 a.m. ET when the contest will take place live. She won past year with 38.5 hot dogs, making it her third consecutive victory.

Chestnut's facing Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie in a rematch.

Chestnut bit back past year, redeeming the frankfurter crown, out chomping Stonie during a nail biter at the beach.

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First bites are set for high noon Tuesday.

Chestnut recaptured his crown in 2016 with 70 hotdogs - a new all-time record. Multiple lines are available including 67.5 hot dogs (Over -150, Under +110) and 69.5 hot dogs (Over +120, Under -160).

The greatest American champion of the most singularly American contest in all of competitive sport will put his title on the line on the 239 birthday of America, where people like to eat a lot.

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On the women's side, Miki Sudo has won three consecutive contests, but her top score of 38 hot dogs is still seven shy of Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas' record from 2012. The nine-time defending champ, Chestnut, will be back to defend his title.

The famed Hot Dog Eating Contest has been going on for more than 100 years, and he shows no signs of slowing down.

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Chomping champs face off at July 4 hot dog eating contest