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Joey Chestnut Wins Hot Dog Contest, Fiancee

He didn't set a record, but he did score a future wife

(Newser) - What Joey Chestnut went into today hoping: That he'd be able to scarf down a record 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes, and that Neslie Ricasa would say yes. Though the seven-time champ did manage to notch win No. 8 at the annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July... More »

New Wing-Eating Champion Is a 115-Pound Woman

Miki Sudo wins US Professional Wing Eating Champs with 178 wings

(Newser) - Female competitive eaters took first, second, and third place at the this year's US Professional Wing Eating Championship yesterday, consuming a total of 500 chicken wings between them, reports Buffalo News . Taking home the title was Miki Sudo, 28, who downed 178 wings in 12 minutes. She was followed... More »

'Black Widow' Repeats as Women's Hot Dog Champ

She eats record 45 dogs

(Newser) - Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas devoured a record 45 hot dogs to win her second straight championship in the women's half of the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest today, CNN reports. The total beats Thomas' previous record of 41 dogs. "My... More »

Joey Chestnut Eats 62 Hot Dogs, Wins Again

Sonya Thomas, meanwhile, wins first women's competition

(Newser) - Joey Chestnut is still the top dog in the world of competitive hot dog devouring. This year’s Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest was close for only the first few minutes, before “Jaws” ran away with it, scarfing down 62 hot dogs, ESPN reports. Takeru Kobayashi was... More »

'Black Widow' Scarfs 181 Wings to Win Contest

That was just 'an appetizer,' she quips

(Newser) - Sonya Thomas is no chicken when it comes to wings. She managed to wolf down 181 chicken wings—4.9 pounds—in a mere 12 minutes to break the record and win a Buffalo, NY, eating contest. Thomas, 43, of Virginia, went neck and neck with Joey Chestnut, billed as... More »

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