Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier, Fort Myers
Fort Myers, FL, will host a sanctioned hot dog-eating contest on Saturday March 25, 2017 at 1PM EST, to qualify the champions who will compete in the 2017 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest. The top male and top female finishers from this qualifier will be invited to compete at the ESPN-televised finals at the original Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island on July 4th, 2017
In recent years, an estimated 35,000 fans have made the pilgrimage to the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Coney Island to watch the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog-Eating Contest in person. In 2016, Joey Chestnut set a Coney Island record on the Fourth of July when he ate 70 Nathan’s Famous hot dog and buns to reclaim the Mustard Yellow Belt and earn his ninth title. Miki Sudo of Las Vegas, NV, won the Ladies’ Title with 38.5 Hot Dogs and Buns—her third straight victory.
The Nathan’s Famous qualifying tour is conducted each year in cities across the U.S. and beyond.
The top male and female finisher will each qualify for a spot to compete in the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on July 4th, 2017.
– Courtesy of Major League Eating