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Hot Dog eaters weigh in on eve of famed NY contest

Created: 07/03/2014 5:25 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

The competitors at the Fourth of July Hot Dog eating contest in New York prove that size does not always matter.

The top four contestants weighed in at City Hall with host Mayor Bill de Blasio, who joked he would do anything for a free hot dog.

Seven-time male champion Joey Chestnut, at 205 pounds, hopes to beat his record and his 130-pound competitor, by eating 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

Two-time female champion Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, at a mere 100 lbs, will try to eat more than 45 hot dogs Friday to defend her title against 115-pound Miki Sudo.

Thirteen women and 17 men will compete at Coney Island in front of a live crowd of about 30,000 and a TV audience of about one million.





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