July 4 Nathan’s hot dog contest

July 4th, 2013. The annual Nathan's hot dog eating contest in Coney Island Brooklyn. Estimated 30-40 thousand came to watch the event on Stillwell & Surf avenues, Joey "Jaws" Chestnut sets a new record and wins the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island with a new world record of 69 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. The win gave Chestnut seven titles in a row, another record. Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas won the women’s contest but narrowly eating 36 and three-quarters hot dogs and buns to Juliet Lee’s 36. The 100-pound Thomas (of Alexandria, Va) has won the women’s contest for all three years.