In this year's Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, the winner of the men’s and women’s 10-minute all-you-can-eat competition will be awarded $20,000 each.
Other set of prizes:
- First Place: $10,000
- Second Place: $5,000
- Third Place: $2,500
- Fourth Place: $1,500
- Fifth Place: $1,000
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest is held every year in Coney Island, Brooklyn every 4th of July. It has been held in Nathan's Famous restaurant in Coney Island, since 1916, when the restaurant first opened.
You can find the rules of the competition at International Business Times.
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