2014 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Photos

Nathan's Famous Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest

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Joey Chestnut raises his fist in the air after winning Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating contest at Coney Island, Friday, July 4, 2014, in New York. Chestnut finished first by consuming 61 hotdogs and buns.
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Joey Chestnut raises his trophy in the air after winning Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating contest. <a href="/news/national-international/Hot-Dog-Eaters-Ready-Nathans-Famed-Coney-Island-Contest--265813951.html" target="_blank">Chestnut finished first</a> by consuming 61 hotdogs and buns. He came from behind to win his eighth consecutive contest.
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Joey Chestnut, champion eater, proposed to his fiancee Neslie Ricasaeats just before the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in Coney Island, New York, on July 4, 2014.
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Tim Janus, center left, Joey Chestnut, center right, and Matt Stonie, second from right, compete during the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July contest.
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Performers do push-ups during the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July contest.
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Participants race with mini cars during the contest.
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Performers dressed as sailors sing during the Nathan's Famous contest.
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Choir singers perform during the Nathan's Famous contest.
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Champion eater Joey Chestnut, left, and Matt Stonie right. Stonie came in second eating 56 hot dogs.
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Tim Janus, left, competes with champion Joey Chestnut, right. Janus came in third place eating 44 hot dogs.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio watches hot dog eating contestants Sonya Thomas, left, and Miki Sudo, right, during a news conference to promote upcoming Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot-Dog Eating Contest.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio watches Joey Chestnut, left, and Matt Stonie, right, during the July third news conference to promote the annual contest.
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A Nathan's Famous hotdog on Coney Island Brooklyn, NY
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