Monday June 29th, 2015

The 2015 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET in Coney Island, N.Y.

Joey Chestnut has won the last eight men’s championships, eating 61 hot dogs to win the 2014 title. Last year’s women’s champion, Miki Sudo, put down 34 hot dogs.

The contest is held each year on Independence Day. The International Federation of Competitive Eating has sanctioned the event since 1997, overseeing a field of about 20 contestants made up of the defending champion, regional qualifiers, wildcards and special invitees.

The event was first held in 1972. In 1978, it was held on Memorial Day instead of Independence Day.

How to watch

Schedule:

10 a.m.: Live in Coney Island

10:45 a.m.: Introduction of female contestants

11 a.m.: Women’s contest

Noon: Main event

12:30 p.m.: Introduction of male contestants

12:40 p.m.: Men’s contest begins

12:55 p.m.: Trophy presentation

Location: Coney Island, Brooklyn

TV: ESPN2 (Main event), ESPN3 (Women’s contest)

Live stream: WatchESPN

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