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The American "sport" of competitive eating capped off its signature battle royale in New York Wednesday with the triumph of two defending champions.

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Hot dog-eating contest to welcome women this summerupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 16:50:00

The Nathan's Famous hot dog-eating contest has always separated the men from the boys, as far as eating competitions go, but this year it will separate the men from the women -- with separate challenges for the sexes.

People.com: Ex-Hot Dog Eating Champ Freed from Jailupdated: Tue Jul 06 2010 13:27:00

Takeru "The Tsunami" Kobayashi crashed the annual Nathan's Coney Island contest

Hot dog-devouring legend Kobayashi to miss Independence Day dog festupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 13:03:00

For the first time in almost a decade, the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island will go on without its most recognizable face.

American keeps hot dog-eating crown in overtimeupdated: Fri Jul 04 2008 23:28:00

World-record holder and defending champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut held on to his hot dog-eating title Friday in an unprecedented tie-breaker at Nathan's Famous Fourth of July contest.

Time.com: A Brief History Of Competitive Eatingupdated: Thu Jul 03 2008 11:40:00

How a fairground staple became a Fourth of July spectacle

CNNMoney: Subprime woes hit junk bonds - Grossupdated: Tue Jul 24 2007 02:28:00

Woes plaguing the subprime mortgage market are spreading to junk bonds, according Bill Gross, manager of the world's largest bond fund.

Wiener-wolfing contest has new chomp-ionupdated: Wed Jul 04 2007 07:25:00

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut unseated the six-time defending champion in Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest on Wednesday, eating 66 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes.

New hot dog king crownedupdated: Wed Jul 04 2007 07:25:00

New hot dog king crowned

People.com: Will Reigning Champ Show for Hot Dog Eating Contest?updated: Wed Jul 04 2007 00:33:00

The Dog Day of July is nearly here, and there's still no official word on whether six-time Yellow Belt winner Takeru Kobayashi of Japan will participate in Wednesday's annual Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Coney Island.

CNNMoney: Relishing a hot dog stockupdated: Mon Jul 02 2007 23:58:00

It's that time of year again. Many Americans will dust off their grills to celebrate the 4th of July, wave flags and watch firework displays.

People.com: Hot Dog Eating Champ Diagnosed with Arthritic Jawupdated: Wed Jun 27 2007 22:32:00

Takeru Kobayashi of Japan, the hot-dog eating champ of New York City's Coney Island, may be out of commission for next week's annual July 4th contest.

CNNMoney: A stock with lots of mustardupdated: Mon Jul 03 2006 10:20:00

Ask people to name something they identify with the 4th of July and they're likely to say the flag, fireworks and barbecues.

CNNMoney: Getting paid to eatupdated: Fri Jul 01 2005 10:26:00

Takeru Kobayashi, the 137-pound Japanese man universally proclaimed the world's greatest eater, successfully defended his hot dog-eating title at the "Olympics of Competitve Eating" in Coney Island this Fourth of July.

CNNMoney: Getting paid to eatupdated: Fri May 27 2005 11:03:00

When most of us eat out, we pay for our food. But some people are starting to get paid to eat. The trick is, they must devour mass quantities of food in short amounts of time.

105-pound woman wins lobster-eating contestupdated: Sun Aug 22 2004 09:28:00

America's top speed-eater wolfed down 38 lobsters in 12 minutes Saturday to win the World Lobster Eating Contest.

'Tsunami' scoffs hot dog titleupdated: Sun Jul 04 2004 23:35:00

In his fourth victory in a row, a Japanese man retained his hot-dog-eating title Sunday by eating 53.5 of the wieners in 12 minutes.

Money Magazine: Frank Discussion At these nine local eateries, a hot dog on the road is a memorable meal.updated: Sat Jan 01 2000 00:01:00

You're at the airport. Your flight is delayed, so you decide to kill some time by getting a hot dog at a Nathan's Famous in the terminal. Like most airport food, it's mediocre--the dog is dry, the ...

Fortune: HOT DOGupdated: Mon Jun 19 1989 00:01:00

Robert Sherman has moved from the Rock to the frank. The former head of retail operations for Prudential-Bache Securities is now the top dog at Nathan's Famous, the 73-year-old restaurant chain kno...

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