Annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest to feature rematch

FILE - In this July 4, 2015 file photo, Matt Stonie poses for photographs after winning Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest men's competition, in the Coney Island section in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A highly anticipated rematch is set to punctuate this year's July Fourth hot dog eating contest on Coney Island's famed boardwalk. Thousands of people are expected to flock to Nathan's Famous on Monday, July 4, 2016, for the annual scarfing of buns and dogs. Millions more will watch it on ESPN. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — A highly anticipated rematch is set to punctuate this year’s July Fourth hot dog eating contest on Coney Island’s famed boardwalk.

Thousands of people are expected to flock to Nathan’s Famous on Monday for the annual scarfing of buns and dogs. Millions more will watch it on ESPN.

Of particular note in the men’s competition is a second face-off between Joey “Jaws” Chestnut and defending champ Matt “The Megatoad” Stonie.

Chestnut set the world record by eating 69 dogs in 10 minutes in 2013. He won eight straight competitions in a row before losing the Mustard Yellow International Belt to Stonie last year in an upset.

The women’s competition will feature defending champion Miki Sudo, three-time winner Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas and others.

 

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