Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo Defend Championship Titles at Nathan’s July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest

In a contest where every dog and bun counts, former champs and record busters are gathering once again to face off at Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest in Coney Island, New York.

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Joey Chestnut wins the Nathan's Annual Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest, marking his 10th victory in the event, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in New York.
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Miki Sudo, center, competes in the women's division of the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in New York. The Las Vegas, Nevada, contender ate 41 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes to win her fourth straight title.
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Police arrest an animal rights activist as they try to protest at the Nathan's Annual Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest won by Joey Chestnut, Tuesday July 4, 2017, in New York.
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Police remove an animal rights activist as they try to protest at the Nathan's Annual Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest won by Joey Chestnut, Tuesday July 4, 2017, in New York.
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Competitive eater Mary Bowers shows off her outfit at the 2017 Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2017, in Brooklyn, New York. Miki Sudo won her fourth straight title in the women's division by eating 41 hot dogs in 10 minutes, and Joey Chestnut was declared the winner for this 10th title overall after eating 72 hot dogs in 10 minutes.
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NYPD arrests an animal rights activist at the 2017 Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2017, in Brooklyn, New York. Miki Sudo and Joey Chestnut were declared winners in their divisions.
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Miki Sudo grabs her fourth Nathan's Famous Hotdog eating contest win in the women's division on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Brooklyn, New York. Sudo won after eating 41 hotdogs and buns.
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Current men's champion Joey Chestnut, of San Jose, California, holds a tray of hot dogs during the weigh-in for the 2017 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, in Brooklyn, New York, Monday, July 3, 2017. Chestnut weighed-in at 221.5 pounds.
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Miki Sudo, the female hot dog-eating champion from Las Vegas, Nevada, is introduced before her weight-in for the Nathan's Famous Hotdog eating contest on Monday, July 3, 2017, in Brooklyn, New York. Sudo defended her title on Tuesday, eating 41 franks and bun for her fourth title.
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Miki Sudo of Las Vegas talks about the 2017 contest during weight-in for Nathan's Famous Hotdog eating contest Monday, July 3, 2017, in Brooklyn, New York.
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