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Henderson man named men's hot dog eating champ at New York-New York

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Posted at 12:26 PM, Apr 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-23 15:26:13-04

A Henderson man, Rich LeFevre, was crowned the men's champion at Saturday's hot dog eating contest at New York-New York.

The contest was a qualifying event for the 101st annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York.

Michelle Lesco of Tucson, Arizona, was named the women's champion.

During the ten-minute challenge, LeFevre finished 30 hot dogs while Lesco won with 29 hot dogs.

The Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest has occurred each July 4 in Coney Island, N.Y. since 1916, the year Nathan Handwerker opened the legendary restaurant.

Major League Eating, the governing body of all stomach-centric sports, sanctions the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Circuit and ensures the contests are judged professionally and safety standards are upheld at each event.