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Hot dog speed eaters weigh in

Updated: July 4, 2012, 11:35 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Ready, set, eat!

The two defending champion eaters and their challengers gathered with Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday for an official weigh-in ahead of New York's annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest.

Joey Chestnut and Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, who will defend their titles Wednesday on Brooklyn's Coney Island, weighed in at 210 and 100 pounds, respectively. Chestnut is vying for his sixth straight victory.

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