Women's hot-dog eating record-holder, Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, right, challenges five-time hot-dog eating world champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, left, during a weigh-in for contestants in the annual Coney Island Fourth of July international hot-dog eating contest, Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at City Hall Park in New York.
Chestnut, 28 of San Jose, Calif., ate his way to a sixth straight win at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Coney Island, downing 68 in 10 minutes in the sweltering summer heat to take home $10,000 and the mustard yellow belt. Thomas, of Alexandria, Virginia, downed 45 wieners to win the women's competition. She reached her goal of eating 45 in the time limit - her age - and took home her own pink champion's belt and $10,000.
Author: Edecio Martinez
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