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Contestants get ready for Nathan's Hot Dog eating competition

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CONEY ISLAND, NY (WREX) - Contestants from around the globe are taking part in the 99th annual Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog eating contest in Coney Island, New York.

The goal is pretty simple: The eaters should consume as many hot dogs with buns as they can in ten minutes.

Last year, Joey "Jaws" Chestnut ate 69 hot dogs to win the contest for his seventh consecutive victory.

On the women's side, three-time champ Sonya “the Black Widow” Thomas hopes to beat her own personal record of 45 hot dogs.

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