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Published July 03, 2012, 12:00 AM

Joey Chestnut and Sonya Thomas


Women's hot-dog eating record-holder, Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, right, challenges five-time hot-dog eating world champion Joey 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. The event will take place midday Wednesday, July 4, at Coney Island, Brooklyn. Chestnut will try to break his own world record of downing 68 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. Thomas, who weighs 100 pounds, will headline the women's competition, facing 14 female eaters from the U.S. and Canada. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)


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