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Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest

Every Fourth of July at the Nathan’s Famous flagship restaurant in Coney Island, Brooklyn, people gather by the thousands to witness the most unique sporting competition in the world. They flock to the corner of Surf and Stillwell to catch a glimpse of these hot dog eating legends and the celebration that is as uniquely American as it is Nathan’s.

Discipline: Hot dogs
Total prize purse: $40,000

Later Event: July 8
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