Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas

Five-time world hot dog-eating champion Joey Chestnut (L) and women's hot dog-eating champion Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas (R) pose with hot dogs. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Joey ‘Jaws’ Chestnut And Sonya ‘Black Widow’ Thomas Win Nathan’s Famous 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest

Both Joey Chestnut, 68 hot dogs, and Sonya Thomas, 45 hot dogs, bested or tied their own records at the annual Coney Island contest.


Mayor Bloomberg weighs in Joey “Jaws” Chestnut at the annual weigh-in ceremony for Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest. July 3, 2012 (Credit: Kristen Artz/NYC Mayor's Office)

Health-Conscious Bloomberg Presides Over Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Weigh-In

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is fighting a different kind of war. Not about what he puts in his mouth, but on what comes out of it.


Sonya Thomas and Joey Chestnut weigh-in for the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Competitors Weigh In For 4th Of July Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

Before the fireworks Monday, crowds will be gathering for another beloved New York tradition: the 96th Annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island.