Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 2011: News, Predictions, and TV Info

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Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 2011: News, Predictions, and TV Info
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Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 2011 Set to Take Place on Independence Day

The 2011 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest is just around the corner and American star Joey Chestnut will look to win his fifth straight title.

The contest has turned into an American tradition and the contest will feature both a women's contest and a men's contest for the first time in history.

Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas is the favorite to win the first ever women's event, while Joey Chestnut is the favorite to win the men's event.

Last year the event featured some added dramatics as Takeru Kobayashi refused to participate due to a conflict he was having with Major League Eating.  He did attend the event though, but was arrested at the conclusion for rushing onto the stage following Joey Chestnut's fourth consecutive victory.

With Kobayashi expected to return to the event this year, the drama could be intense as Kobayashi will look to win his seventh title and Chestnut will look to match Kobayashi's six victories at Coney Island.

The Independence Day tradition continues and Bleacher Report's Swagger Page has all the up to date information on the 2011 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest.

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