Stuff and Swallow: Nathan’s Famous Contest
Competitive eaters have weighed in and are ready for Saturday's annual hot dog eating contest in New York at Coney Island's Nathan's Famous.
Four past winners hit the scales Friday, and reigning champion Joey Chestnut is the heaviest at 230 pounds. Repeat runner-up Tim Janus is at 165 pounds.Michelle Lesco is the lightest contestant at 112 pounds, while New Zealand native Nela Zissler is at 114 pounds.
Chestnut broke a world record in 2013 when he scoffed down 69 soggy dogs in just 10 minutes. He won last year's contest with 61 for his eighth victory.
Former champion Takeru Kobayashi is also in this year's contest. The event also featured the ceremonial stare down between competitors.
More than 30,000 are expected to witness the feeding frenzy.