Buffalo Wing Champion

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    The Black Widow of eating contests has scarfed down 183 chicken wings in 12 minutes to break her own world record set last year in Buffalo, N.Y.

    Sonya Thomas took home first place Sunday at the tenth annual National Buffalo Wings Festival. She beat eating marvel Joey ``Jaws'' Chestnut, who came in second with 174 wings.

    The two won titles at the July Fourth hot dog eating contest on Coney Island.

    Black Widow Brings Title Home From Coney Island

    [DC] Black Widow Brings Title Home From Coney Island
    Alexandria's Sonya "Black Widow" Thomas won the first women's hot dog eating contest at Nathan's on Coney Island.

    The 100-pound Thomas of Alexandria, Va., is the reigning wing-eating champion. She downed 181 wings to win the 2010 contest. Chestnut of San Jose, Calif., settled for second with 169 wings.

    The winner gets $1,500. The runner-up wins $750, and third place gets $300.

    Black Widow Swallows Jalapenos

    [DC] Black Widow Swallows Jalapenos
    Sonya Thomas, the competitive eater, chows down on some jalapenos.

    Thomas is called the Black Widow becomes she often beats male competitors in eating contests.