LeFevre devours competition, proves to be real ‘wiener’

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Championship contestants converged on the Brooklyn Bridge at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino last week for a nail- (and hot dog)- biting competition.

In the end it was the smallest, skinniest competitor, Rich LeFevre of Henderson, Nev., who ate his way to the First Place trophy (and no, he didn’t eat the trophy) with 26 Nathan’s hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. Le Fevre will represent the United States on July 4 in the 93rd Annual Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest in the real Coney Island, N.Y. Point of note: July happens to be National Hot Dog Month.

If the thought of a bunch of grown men stuffing their faces with weenies makes you hungry, you can get your own Nathan’s Hot Dog (or six or seven … I won’t presume to think you can eat 26) at the Coney Island Pavilion at the New York-New York hotel.