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4th annual American Coney Dog Eating Challenge | Detroit News

Detroit News photo gallery: 4th annual American Coney Dog Eating Challenge

Ameircan Coney Island employee Chelsea Blessing, 19 of River Rouge, carries extra balloons down the street during the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

Ameircan Coney Island employee Chelsea Blessing, 19 of River Rouge, carries extra balloons down the street during the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

Chelsea Blessing, 19 of River Rouge, carries extra balloons outside during the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

Chelsea Blessing, 19 of River Rouge, carries extra balloons outside during the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

Matthew Holowicki, of Plymouth, destroys coney dog after coney dog at the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. Holowicki would win the eating challenge by breaking a record by consuming 17 coney dogs. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

Matthew Holowicki, of Plymouth, mows down coney dog after coney dog at the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. Holowicki would win the eating challenge by breaking a record by consuming 17 coney dogs. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

A young girl watches from inside American Coney Island as participants compete in the Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

A young girl watches from inside American Coney Island as participants compete in the Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

Tim Cope, of Port Huron, wears a hot dog necklace signed by 9 different competitive eating champions as his inspiration at 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. This was Cope's third year competing and vows to win next year. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

Tim Cope, of Port Huron, wears a hot dog necklace signed by 9 different competitive eating champions as his inspiration at 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. This was Cope’s third year competing and vows to win next year. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

A server waits with more trays of hot dogs to be delivered as the competition grows closer between 3 hungry participants in the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

A server waits with more trays of hot dogs to be delivered as the competition grows closer between 3 hungry participants in the 4th annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating contest Thursday in downtown Detroit, Aug. 28. (Tanya Moutzalias/ Special to the Detroit News)

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