Joey Chestnut, Sonya Thomas: Hot dog eating contest winners at Nathan's competition in Brooklyn

(CNN) -- Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas successfully defended her title at the annual hot eating competition in New York on Wednesday, setting a new women's world record after downing 45 hotdogs. Thomas weighs about 100 pounds.

And Joey "Jaws" Chestnut also successfully defended his title at Nathan's annual hot eating competition in Brooklyn.

He tied his world record by downing 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

His victory Wednesday marks his 6th win at the competition.

From CNN's Brian Vitagliano

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