It’s time for one of America’s favorite traditions: eating hot dogs on the Fourth of July.
Oh, yeah, and then there will be 30 people competing on Coney Island to see who can scarf down hot dogs the fastest.
The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is back in Brooklyn across the street from the iconic Nathan’s Famous restaurant. This year’s event is being held at Maimonides Park, the home of the minor league Brooklyn Cyclones, to accomodate the return of fans after it was held behind closed doors last year because of COVID-19.
Joey Chestnut, the reigning five-time champion, will attempt to build on last year’s record-breaking performance, while the women will have a new champion for the first time since 2013 as seven-time champion Miki Sudo has announced that she will not be competing in 2021.
What time is the hot dog eating contest today?
Coverage of the women’s hot dog eating contest will start at 11:30 a.m. ET Sunday; the men’s coverage will start at noon. ESPN says the women’s competition will be shown on ESPN3 and coverage of the men’s competition will air on ESPN.
Mike Golic Jr. will do the play-by-play and Major League Eating’s Richard Shea will provide analysis. ESPN’s Jason Fitz will provide reporting and Sudo will be in the booth for the women’s competition.
Hot dog eating contest TV schedule
After the initial showing of the hot dog eating contest, ESPN will offer viewers the chance to rewatch the competition at different times on ESPN2 and ESPNews.
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