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Nathan’s hot dog eating contest to take place at Coney Island on July 4

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Posted at 3:43 PM, Jul 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-03 15:47:00-04

NEW YORK – Many people chow down on hamburgers and hot dogs on the Fourth of July, but to some people, it is a sport.

Thousands of people will flock to Coney Island Monday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Nathan’s Famous by witnessing the annual hot dog eating contest.

Matt Stonie, the 2015 champion, will go head to head with world record holder Joey “Jaws” Chestnut in the main event.

In his career, Chestnut holds a record of eating 651 hot dogs with buns, while Stonie has competitively eaten 249.

Here’s how the two match up with other competitors throughout the years:

For more information, head over to Nathan’s Famous website!

Check out pictures from the 2015 contest: