Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Black Widow and Joey Chestnut devour the hot dogs

The Black Widow, the queen of competitive eating has devoured her own record on swallowing  down 45 hotdogs and buns in 10 minutes.
The Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island in New York has been a tradition for 97 years.
Yes, the Black Widow has done it again.
Sonya Thomas won the woman's event at the annual hot dog eating contest in Brooklyn's Coney Island.

Along with the hot dogs,  she receives $10,000.

And, Joey Chestnut ate his way to a sixth straight win at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Coney Island on Wednesday, downing 68 hot dogs, to tie his personal best.

Last year, the 28-year-old San Jose, Calif., man nicknamed "Jaws" won with 62 hot dogs. This year Joey beat his main rival by 16 dogs, inhaling all 68 in 10 minutes in the sweltering summer heat to take home $10,000 and the mustard yellow belt.

Congrats to both!