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Nathan's contest adds women's pigout

Updated: July 2, 2011, 6:33 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- This year's Fourth of July hot dog eating contest on Coney Island has a new taste: Nathan's Famous women-only pigout.

Sonya Thomas and nine other women will compete Monday before the men's stomach-churning feast.

Thomas has set a women's world record by stuffing 41 hot dogs into her 105-pound frame -- in 10 minutes.

The man to beat eating dogs is world champion Joey Chestnut. Last year, he ate his way to a fourth consecutive championship by downing ...

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