"The Black Widow" Sonya Thomas Wins the First Women's Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

July 4, 2011

Sonya Thomas, also known as "the Black Widow" of competitive eating, won the first Women's Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest today at Coney Island. Thomas scarfed down 40 hot dogs -- just one shy of her record-setting 41 hot dogs in 2009 -- to beat the second-place finisher Juliet Lee by 10.5 and win the bright pink Pepto belt in the photo above.

The 105-pound Sonya Thomas earned a $10,000 prize in the Women's Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, which is equal to what the men's division winner Joey Chestnut took home in the contest.



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By a margin of 10.5!! Wow, I'm sensing a dynasty in the making.

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