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Competitive eaters Tim Janus, from left, Joey Chestnut (Credit: EPA)

Competitive eaters Tim Janus, from left, Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie eat hot dogs as they participate in the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating contest at Coney Island. (July 4, 2013)

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The annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest is expected to bring about 40,000 spectators to Coney Island this Fourth of July.

Joey Chestnut is carried to the stage to
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Joey Chestnut is carried to the stage to participate in the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot-dog Eating contest in the Coney Island. (July 4, 2013)

Competitive eaters Tim Janus, from left, Joey Chestnut
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Competitive eaters Tim Janus, from left, Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie eat hot dogs as they participate in the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating contest at Coney Island. (July 4, 2013)

Joey Chestnut, center, wins the Nathan's Famous Fourth
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Joey Chestnut, center, wins the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating contest with a total of 69 hot dogs and buns. (July 4, 2013)

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People start to gather for the Nathan's Famous
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People start to gather for the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island. (July 4, 2013)

Men's world record holder Joey Chestnut and women's
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Men's world record holder Joey Chestnut and women's world record holder Sonya Thomas eat a hot dog during the weigh-in ceremony for Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Brooklyn. (July 3, 2013)

A display of hot dogs at the weigh-in
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A display of hot dogs at the weigh-in ceremony for the annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest. (July 3, 2013)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg watches competitor Tim
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg watches competitor Tim "Eater X" Janus during Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in ceremony in Brooklyn. (July 3, 2013)

Men's world record holder Joey Chestnut laughs as
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Men's world record holder Joey Chestnut laughs as he is weighed at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in ceremony in Brooklyn. (July 3, 2013)

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg eats a hot dog at
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg eats a hot dog at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in ceremony in Brooklyn. (July 3, 2013)

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