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'Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest' adds women's category

July 4, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
In New York, the Coney Island "Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest" is a 4th of July tradition.

It was standing room only at the famous amusement park. For the first time in the history of the competition they had a women's category.

Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas was the heavy favorite and she did not disappoint. Thomas downed 40 hot dogs.

In the men's category, Joey "Jaws" Chestnut won his fifth straight title. Chestnut consumed an incredible 62 hot dogs during the 10 minute contest.