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Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest

For the 99th year, Coney Island will host a competition that requires skills, determination, and a big appetite.
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Yes! We're talking about the hotdog eating contest! The weigh-in was yesterday. New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio oversaw the ceremony. The contest itself is Friday afternoon. It features a showdown between seven-time champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut and Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas. Chestnut set a new world record last year scarfing down 69 hot dogs in ten minutes. Chestnut's goal this year is to devour 72 dogs.

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