Competitive eater Joey Chestnut won his fifth straight Fourth of July hot dog-eating contest, with 62 hot dogs. Virginia resident Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas won the first women’s hot dog eating competition with 40 downed dogs.
Competitive eaters gather during the 2011 Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on July 4 in Brooklyn. Joey Chestnut won the men's competition by eating 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes, marking his fifth-straight win in the annual competition. Ramin Talaie/Getty Images Buy Photo