While clearly not the only draw to Coney Island on the Fourth of July, the 102nd annual Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest does get people up and out early to watch competitive eaters go bun-to-bun.
Reigning champion Miki Sudo held onto the coveted Mustard Belt in the women’s group, with 37 hot dogs (and buns) in 10 minutes. And, once again, Joey Chestnut eats fast and furiously enough to win the men’s — his 11th.
Take a look at the action at this year’s competition (and check back for updates). Then go eat a hot dog.