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Joey Chestnut celebrates after winning the 98th annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2014. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Chestnut Gets Mustard Yellow Belt, Black Widow Outeaten

High-ranking chowhound Joey “Jaws” Chestnut packed away 61 franks and buns in 10 minutes on Friday at the Coney Island contest while defending champion Sonya “Black Widow” Thomas lost her title.

07/04/2014

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio watches as Joey "Jaws" Chestnut and Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas have a stare-down a day prior to the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest at City Hall on July 3, 2014. in New York City.  (Credit: Getty Images)

Nathan’s Hot Dog-Eating Contestants Weigh In At City Hall Ceremony

Mayor Bill de Blasio will oversee the weigh-in ceremony for the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest.

07/03/2014

(L to R) Tim Janus, Joey Chestnut, and Matt Stonie compete in the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on July 4, 2013. (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Nathan’s Crowns Chow Down Champs At Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest

Joey Chestnut and Sonya Thomas have defended their titles and are once again walking away as hot dog eating champions.

07/04/2013

(Al ‘Hughes’ Dukes Photography)

B&C Morning Show: Sonya Thomas, ‘The Black Widow,’ Tells Of Her Eating Tales

Al Dukes reached into his bag of producing tricks and came up with the name Sonya Thomas, who is known in many circles as simply ‘The Black Widow.’

WFAN–11/22/2011

Joey Chestnut (AP Photo/John Minchillo)/Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Joey Chestnut, Sonya Thomas Win The Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition

They are the chompions: Joey “Jaws” Chestnut and Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas scarfed down more than 100 dogs between them to become top dogs at the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition on Coney Island.

07/04/2011

(credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Nathan’s Fourth Of July Hot Dog Eating Contest Adds Women’s Division

Previously, the chomp-ionship was mixed gender, though the vast majority of “gurgitators” were male.

04/20/2011

All these men couldn't keep up with Sonya Thomas when it came to downing wings. (credit: CBS 2)

‘Black Widow’ Reigns At Buffalo Wing Contest

BUFFALO, N.Y. (CBS 2) — In the world of competitive eating, bigger doesn’t always mean better. Sonya Thomas, who calls herself the “Black Widow,” ate 181 chicken wings in 12 minutes and set a new […]

09/06/2010