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Nathan's Famous

Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas is carried through the crowds after breaking her world record during the Nathan's Famous Women's Hot Dog Eating World Championship, Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at Coney Island, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Thomas won her second consecutive women's competition with 45 downed hot dogs. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Nathan's hot dog contest

Contestants compete in the 2012 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July

International Eating Contest at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of

New York on July 4.