B’ham represented at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating conetest

07.4.2007 by André Natta · → 6 Comments

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UPDATE: 6:18 p.m., Joey Chestnut wins (eating 66 hot dogs), ending six-year winning streak of Takeru Kobayashi. Simpson tied for 6th with 35 hot dogs.

(Major League Eating website link to official results)

There’s a chance, by 12 p.m. local time, that we’ll see a new hot dog eating champion. There is a Birmingham representative at the 2007 Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest today.

Chris "The Phenom" Simpson is representing the Magic City in Coney Island this morning. Simpson finished 6th in last year’s competition.

As we write this, he is currently at 10, putting him in 3rd place. We’ll let you know how he does.

A more detailed liveblog of the competition is available on Gothamist.

UPDATE: as of 11:45 a.m., 20 hot dogs, 4th place

UPDATE: as of 11:50 a.m., 30 hot dogs, 5th place

UPDATE: as of 11:53 a.m., 34 hot dogs, 6th place (unofficial).

The official results will be posted on Wikipedia after they are verified.


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