Each year, this particular contest "sponsored" by the mayor of New York and endowed with $ 10,000 prize is broadcast on TV for all U.S.
The “traditional” American competition is now essential in the celebrations of July 4
Perhaps this side of the Atlantic we take these contests as a minority entertainment for “weirdos”, after all, who can fancy see people eating hot dogs dipped in water or soda for ten minutes? The truth is that the menu is, at least, unappetizing.
However these types of contests are becoming more common in the U.S., where his “guzzling” star professionals are recognized by the usual loyal viewers and attendees to these events.
Every July 4 cameras ESPN broadcast for the entire country exploits Joey “Jaws” Chestnut , Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas or Takeru Kobayashi, the Messi, Ronaldo and Falcao of this particular ’sport’.
But not only can you follow through television nationwide. The mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg , he goes to the neighborhood of Coney Island to see live, with 30.000 enfervorecidos fans, the Famous Nathan’s Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest on New York’s Coney Island, which is as originally called.
This year the winner was, for the sixth time, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, who has beaten one which until now was his own record. In just ten minutes achieved engulf 69 hot dogs.
Notably absent from the competition was Takeru Kobayashi, sent by Major League Eating (emulating major league baseball or basketball) by refusing to sign an exclusive contract with the organizers. To understand how seriously Americans take this contest to add a detail. Many of the 30,000 attendees were in competition shirts “Free Kobi ‘(freedom to Kobi),