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The Latest: Chestnut's champ again at hot dog eating contest

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Eight-time men's champion Joey Chestnut, of San Jose, Calif., holds holds his championship belt during the weigh-in for the 2017 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, in Brooklyn Borough Hall, in New York, Monday, July 3, 2017. Chestnut weighed-in at 221.5 pounds. The current women's champ, Miki Sudo, of Las Vegas, is at right. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) © The Associated Press Eight-time men's champion Joey Chestnut, of San Jose, Calif., holds holds his championship belt during the weigh-in for the 2017 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, in Brooklyn Borough Hall, in New York, Monday, July 3, 2017. Chestnut weighed-in at 221.5 pounds. The current women's champ, Miki Sudo, of Las Vegas, is at right. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest (all times local):

Current women's champion Miki Sudo, left, of Las Vegas, and challenger Michelle Lesco, of Tuscon, Ariz., feed each other a hot dog Monday, July 3, 2017, during the weigh-in for the 2017 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, in Brooklyn Borough Hall, in New York. Ms. Suto weighed-in at 126 pounds, while Ms. Lesco tipped the scales at 104.5 pounds.(AP Photo/Richard Drew) © The Associated Press Current women's champion Miki Sudo, left, of Las Vegas, and challenger Michelle Lesco, of Tuscon, Ariz., feed each other a hot dog Monday, July 3, 2017, during the weigh-in for the 2017 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, in Brooklyn Borough Hall, in New York. Ms. Suto weighed-in at 126 pounds, while Ms. Lesco tipped the scales at 104.5 pounds.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

1:05 p.m.

The current world hot dog eating champion, Joey Chestnut speaks to the media after the Nathan's Famous Hotdog eating contest weight in on Monday, July 3, 2017, in Brooklyn, New York. Chestnut weight in at 220.5 and will be defending his title from Matt Stonie who has defeat Chestnut in the past. (AP Photo/Michael Noble) © The Associated Press The current world hot dog eating champion, Joey Chestnut speaks to the media after the Nathan's Famous Hotdog eating contest weight in on Monday, July 3, 2017, in Brooklyn, New York. Chestnut weight in at 220.5 and will be defending his title from Matt Stonie who has defeat Chestnut in the past. (AP Photo/Michael Noble)

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut continues his reign as the chowing champion at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in New York.

Current men's champion Joey Chestnut, right, of San Jose, Calif., watches the scale during his weigh-in for the 2017 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, in Brooklyn Borough Hall, in New York, Monday, July 3, 2017. Looking on with him is Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. Chestnut weighed-in at 221.5 pounds. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) © The Associated Press Current men's champion Joey Chestnut, right, of San Jose, Calif., watches the scale during his weigh-in for the 2017 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, in Brooklyn Borough Hall, in New York, Monday, July 3, 2017. Looking on with him is Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. Chestnut weighed-in at 221.5 pounds. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

The San Jose, California, man beat his own record to log a 10th win. He downed 72 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes Tuesday, besting Carmen Cincotti (sihn-CAH'-tee), who ate 62.

Current women's champion Miki Sudo, of Las Vegas, holds her championship belt during the weigh-in for the 2017 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, in Brooklyn Borough Hall, in New York, Monday, July 3, 2017. Ms. Suto weighed-in at 126 pounds. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) © The Associated Press Current women's champion Miki Sudo, of Las Vegas, holds her championship belt during the weigh-in for the 2017 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, in Brooklyn Borough Hall, in New York, Monday, July 3, 2017. Ms. Suto weighed-in at 126 pounds. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Chestnut downed 70 franks and buns in 10 minutes last year, topping his record at the time and taking back the title from Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie. Stonie came in third on Tuesday, with 48 franks and buns.

George Shea, master of ceremonies for the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, gives a sample of his introductions for the event, during the weigh-in for the 2017 contest , in Brooklyn Borough Hall, in New York, Monday, July 3, 2017. At left is Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) © The Associated Press George Shea, master of ceremonies for the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, gives a sample of his introductions for the event, during the weigh-in for the 2017 contest , in Brooklyn Borough Hall, in New York, Monday, July 3, 2017. At left is Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Chestnut said at Monday's pre-contest weigh-in that he models his training after marathoners, slowly building up to eating more and more franks as the contest approaches.

Current men's champion Joey Chestnut, of San Jose, Calif., holds a tray of hot dogs during the weigh-in for the 2017 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, in Brooklyn Borough Hall, in New York, Monday, July 3, 2017. Chestnut weighed-in at 221.5 pounds. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) © The Associated Press Current men's champion Joey Chestnut, of San Jose, Calif., holds a tray of hot dogs during the weigh-in for the 2017 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, in Brooklyn Borough Hall, in New York, Monday, July 3, 2017. Chestnut weighed-in at 221.5 pounds. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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George Shea, center, begins the weight in for the Nathan's Hotdog Eating Contest Monday, July 3, 2017, in Brooklyn, New York. (AP Photo/Michael Noble) © The Associated Press George Shea, center, begins the weight in for the Nathan's Hotdog Eating Contest Monday, July 3, 2017, in Brooklyn, New York. (AP Photo/Michael Noble)

11:45 a.m.

Joey Chestnut weights in for the Nathan's Famous Hotdog eating contest Monday, July 3, 2017, in Brooklyn, New York. Chestnut weight in at 221.5 and will be defending his title from Matt Stonie who has defeat Chestnut in the past. (AP Photo/Michael Noble) © The Associated Press Joey Chestnut weights in for the Nathan's Famous Hotdog eating contest Monday, July 3, 2017, in Brooklyn, New York. Chestnut weight in at 221.5 and will be defending his title from Matt Stonie who has defeat Chestnut in the past. (AP Photo/Michael Noble)

Miki Sudo (MIHK'-ee SOO'-doh) has notched a fourth-time win in the women's division of the annual Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in New York.

Miki Sudo grabs her fourth Nathan's Famous Hotdog eating contest win in the women's division on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Sudo won after eating 41 hotdogs and buns. (AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr.) © The Associated Press Miki Sudo grabs her fourth Nathan's Famous Hotdog eating contest win in the women's division on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Sudo won after eating 41 hotdogs and buns. (AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr.)

The Las Vegas woman ate 41 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes to win her fourth straight title Tuesday. She beat Michelle Lesco, who downed 32 franks and buns. Women's record-holder Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas came in third with 30.

Thomas holds the women's record for the contest, at 45 dogs and buns.

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Thousands of people — many wearing hot-dog-shaped hats — gathered on Coney Island's famed boardwalk for the contest.

The men's competition is later Tuesday. Nine-time champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut will defend his title in a rematch against Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie.

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12:30 a.m.

Record-setting eaters are gearing up to gobble at the renowned Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest in New York.

Nine-time champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut is defending his title Tuesday at the showdown on the Coney Island boardwalk.

Chestnut's facing Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie in a rematch. Chestnut downed 70 franks and buns in 10 minutes last year, topping his own Coney Island record.

Meanwhile, Miki Sudo (MIHK'-ee SOO'-doh) is hoping for a fourth title in a row as she confronts Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas in the women's competition. Sudo powered through 38 1/2 hot dogs and buns to beat Thomas last year. But Thomas holds the women's record, at 45 franks.

The chowdown showdown usually draws thousands of spectators and is televised on ESPN.

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