Richard Shea on the contest’s beginnings


Richard Shea, Co-Founder of Major League Eating, joins Jessie Coffield to describe how Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest become such a popular tradition in America.

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  1. Nobody really noticed competitive eating until Kobayashi came along. I'll never be impressed by the women until Molly Schuyler joins their ranks. MLE is unfair to competitive eaters by not letting them make money, by eating, outside of their organization. It's unfair to the audience too. We'd love to see the best against the best.

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