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Here's every winner of the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest since 2000

With the Fourth of July comes everyone’s favorite guilty pleasure: the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, an annual tradition featuring the art of consuming an absurd amount of processed meat in a short amount of time.

The competition rose to notoriety through the likes of Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi, who have each won the event multiple times.

For this year’s contest, Chestnut is not only the odds-on favorite to win his seventh consecutive and 14th victory in the last 15 years, but there’s literally no one who is expected to come close to dethroning the defending champion, who is a -5000 favorite to win, according to BetMGM.

With that in mind, we’re taking a look back at every winner of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest since 2000, both men and women.

2000: Kazutoyo Arai (25 1/8 hot dogs)

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2001: Takeru Kobayashi (50 hot dogs)

AP Photo/Richard Drew

2002: Takeru Kobayashi (50 1/2 hot dogs)

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2003: Takeru Kobayashi (44 1/2 hot dogs)

AP Photo/Mary Altafer

2004: Takeru Kobayashi (53 1/2 hot dogs)

AP Photo/Osamu Honda

2005: Takeru Kobayashi (49 hot dogs)

AP Photo/Diane Bondareff

2006: Takeru Kobayashi (53 3/4 hot dogs)

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2007: Joey Chestnut (66 hot dogs)

AP Photo/Seth Wenig

2008: Joey Chestnut (59 + 5 eat-off hot dogs)

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2009: Joey Chestnut (68 hot dogs)

AP Photo/Yanina Manolova

2010: Joey Chestnut (54 hot dogs)

AP Photo/Tina Fineberg

2011: Joey Chestnut (62 hot dogs)

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2011: Sonya Thomas (40 hot dogs)

AP Photo/John Minchillo

2012: Joey Chestnut (68 hot dogs)

AP Photo/John Minchillo

2012: Sonya Thomas (45 hot dogs)

AP Photo/John Minchillo

2013: Joey Chestnut (69 hot dogs)

AP Photo/John Minchillo

2013: Sonya Thomas (36 3/4 hot dogs)

AP Photo/John Minchillo

2014: Joey Chestnut (61 hot dogs)

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2014: Miki Sudo (34 hot dogs)

AP Photo/John Minchillo

2015: Matt Stonie (62 hot dogs)

AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File

2015: Miki Sudo (38 hot dogs)

AP Photo/Tina Fineberg

2016: Joey Chestnut (70 hot dogs)

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2016: Miki Sudo (38 1/2 hot dogs)

AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr.

2017: Joey Chestnut (72 hot dogs)

AP Photo/Richard Drew

2017: Miki Sudo (41 hot dogs)

AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr.

2018: Joey Chestnut (74 hot dogs)

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

2018: Miki Sudo (37 hot dogs)

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2019: Joey Chestnut (71 hot dogs)

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2019: Miki Sudo (31 hot dogs)

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2020: Joey Chestnut (75 hot dogs)

AP Photo/John Minchillo

*world record

2020: Miki Sudo (48 1/2 hot dogs)

AP Photo/John Minchillo

2021: Joey Chestnut (76 hot dogs)*

*world record

2021: Michelle Lesco (30.75 hot dogs)

2022: Joey Chestnut (63 hot dogs)

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