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World Hotdog Eating Championships

Hot Dog Eating Contest

Nathan's Famous Hotdog Eating Contest is held in Coney Island, New York on July 4th each year. The aim of the competition is to eat the most number of hot dogs in 12 minutes.

In recent years the competition has been dominated by Japanese competitors. Here is a list of past winners and their hot dog totals:

Year

Winner

Hot Dogs

1984

Birgit Felden

9 ½

1985

Oscar Rodriguez

11 ¾

1986

Don Wolfman

12

1987

Don Wolfman

12

1988

Jay Green

14

1989

Jay Green

13

1990

Michael DeVito

16

1991

Frank Dellarosa

21

1992

Frank Dellarosa

19

1993

Michael DeVito

17

1994

Michael DeVito

20

1995

Edward Krachie

19 ½

1996

Edward Krachie

22

1997

Hirofumi Nakajima

24

1998

Hirofumi Nakajima

19

1999

Steve Keiner

21 ½

2000

Kazutoyo Arai

25 1/8

2001

Takeru Kobayashi

50

2002

Takeru Kobayashi

50 ½

2003

Takeru Kobayashi

44 ½

2004

Takeru Kobayashi

53 ½

2005

Takeru Kobayashi

49

2006

Takeru Kobayashi

53 ¾

2007

Joey Chestnut

66

See also the profile of hot dog eating champion: Takeru Kobayashi

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