Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest to Air Live July 4 on ESPN

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Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest to Air Live July 4 on ESPN

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest will air live on Saturday, July 4, at noon ET on ESPN. The one-hour telecast marks the 17th consecutive year ESPN has televised the event. Coverage kicks off at 12pm ET, with the women’s championship, followed by the men’s championship.

Nathan’s Famous will conduct the 2020 Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest in Coney Island on Saturday, July 4, 2020. The annual contest, an American holiday tradition that traditionally has been held on the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues for generations, will take place in a private location with COVID-19 safety measures in place.

ESPN commentator Mike Golic Jr. will do play-by-play of the eating competition. The show will also include an in-depth analysis by Major League Eating’s Richard Shea, with reporting by ESPN’s Jason Fitz. The coverage will feature Joey Chestnut competing for a record 13th title in the men’s contest against 5 other competitors, and Miki Sudo, who will be competing in the women’s contest for her 7th title.

Encore presentations of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest will air later that day on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET and  on ESPNews at 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET. It will also air on Sunday, July 5th on ESPNNews at 12 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET and on ESPN2 at 11 p.m. ET.

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Isabelle Lopez

Based in New York City, Isabelle Lopez is a Communications Manager for ESPN Films and Original Content. Her projects include the critically-acclaimed 30 for 30 documentary series, ESPN Cover Story, and The ESPYS, among others.
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