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Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest: Photos from the Coney Island event

Hundreds gathered in Coney Island this Fourth of July to watch competitive eaters go bun-to-bun for the annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Last year's champions, Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo, blew the competition out of the water to reign supreme once again.

Chestnut even broke his own previous record, eating 72 hot dogs and buns in just 10 minutes.

Take a look at all of the action at this year's Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. Then go eat a hot dog.

Spectators wearing hotdog hats cheer on the competitores
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Spectators wearing hotdog hats cheer on the competitores at the Nathan's Annual Hot Dog Eating Competition in Coney Island, Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Thousands gathered to watch the Nathan's Annual Hot
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Thousands gathered to watch the Nathan's Annual Hot Dog Eating Competition in Coney Island, Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Rappper Eric Badlands Booker, who also competed, entertains
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Rappper Eric Badlands Booker, who also competed, entertains the crowd at the Nathan's Annual Hot Dog Eating Competition in Coney Island, Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Nathan's Annual Hot Dog Eating Competition in Coney
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Nathan's Annual Hot Dog Eating Competition in Coney Island, Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Spectators wearing hotdog hats cheer on the competitores
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

Spectators wearing hotdog hats cheer on the competitores at the Nathan's Annual Hot Dog Eating Competition in Coney Island, Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Joey Chestnut ate a record-breaking 72 hot dogs
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Joey Chestnut ate a record-breaking 72 hot dogs to win the men's title in Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Joey Chestnut accepts his trophy after winning Nathan's
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Joey Chestnut accepts his trophy after winning Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest men's title in Coney Island on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Matt Stonie took third place in Nathan's Famous
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Matt Stonie took third place in Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Joey Chestnut, center, competes in Nathan's Famous Hot
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Joey Chestnut, center, competes in Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Miki Sudo, center, after winning the Nathan's Famous
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Miki Sudo, center, after winning the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest women's title in Coney Island on Tuesday July 4, 2017. Sudo ate 41 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.

Miki Sudo, left, and Sonya Thomas, chow down
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Miki Sudo, left, and Sonya Thomas, chow down at Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest women's competition in Coney Island on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest spectators make
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Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest spectators make a fashion statement as they await entry to the competition in Coney Island on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Prizes that await the winners on display before
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Prizes that await the winners on display before Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Dancers entertain the crowd before Nathan's Famous Hot
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Dancers entertain the crowd before Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

A hot dog no one will be eating
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A hot dog no one will be eating at Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Dancers entertain the crowd before the Nathan's Famous
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Dancers entertain the crowd before the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Spectators wait in a security line to enter
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Spectators wait in a security line to enter the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

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