July 4th, 2013
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Two competitive eating champions defended their title Thursday at New York's annual Independence Day hot dog eating competition.

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut of San Jose, California, snagged his seventh straight victory, and Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas of Alexandria, Virginia, defended her women's division title at the 98th annual hot dog chow down sponsored by Nathan's Famous.

Chestnut, who won the men's title, downed 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes, compared to the 68 dogs and buns in ten minutes last year. He set a record for the number of hot dogs he put away at the Brooklyn event.

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  1. Dulce Blas

    Thanks – Enjoyed this article, can I set it up so I receive an update sent in an email whenever there is a new article?

    July 28, 2013 at 1:43 am |
  2. thesantacruzdog

    I wonder if there is a follow up story on how long this amazing 69 hot dog contestant held the food in his stomach? Any bets?


    July 8, 2013 at 6:52 pm |
  3. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    As children starve in Niger

    July 5, 2013 at 11:53 am |
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