The annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest is expected to bring about 40,000 spectators to Coney Island this Fourth of July.
Joey Chestnut is carried to the stage to
Joey Chestnut is carried to the stage to participate in the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot-dog Eating contest in the Coney Island. (July 4, 2013) (Credit: EPA)
Competitive eaters Tim Janus, from left, Joey Chestnut
Competitive eaters Tim Janus, from left, Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie eat hot dogs as they participate in the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating contest at Coney Island. (July 4, 2013) (Credit: EPA)
Joey Chestnut, center, wins the Nathan's Famous Fourth
Joey Chestnut, center, wins the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating contest with a total of 69 hot dogs and buns. (July 4, 2013) (Credit: AP)

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People start to gather for the Nathan's Famous
People start to gather for the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island. (July 4, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Men's world record holder Joey Chestnut and women's
Men's world record holder Joey Chestnut and women's world record holder Sonya Thomas eat a hot dog during the weigh-in ceremony for Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Brooklyn. (July 3, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
A display of hot dogs at the weigh-in
A display of hot dogs at the weigh-in ceremony for the annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest. (July 3, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg watches competitor Tim
Mayor Michael Bloomberg watches competitor Tim "Eater X" Janus during Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in ceremony in Brooklyn. (July 3, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Men's world record holder Joey Chestnut laughs as
Men's world record holder Joey Chestnut laughs as he is weighed at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in ceremony in Brooklyn. (July 3, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg eats a hot dog at
Mayor Michael Bloomberg eats a hot dog at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in ceremony in Brooklyn. (July 3, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)