Nathan's Hot Dog-Eating Contest To Separate Men & Women

04/22/2011 01:38 pm ET | Updated Jun 22, 2011

If you're a female competitive eater, your chances of winning the Nathan's Famous hot dog-eating contest just got slightly easier. CNN reports that this year, Major League Eating, the event sponsor, has decided to separate the contest by gender, allowing the likes of Sonya "Black Widow" Thomas (personal record: 36 hot dogs and buns) and 100-pound hair salon-owner Juliet Lee (personal record: 34) to compete against other females, rather than four-time winner Joey Chestnut (personal record: 54).

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