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article image105 pound woman usurps 400 pound man in turkey eating contest

By Kathleen Blanchard     Nov 24, 2011 in Food
A woman from Virginia who weighs just 105 pound took home a top prize by consuming almost 5.5 pounds of turkey in ten minutes.
The little lady entered the contest in New York, and beat out six rivals, including a 400 pound man.
The woman, dubbed the “Black Widow”, won $1,581 in prize money from the contest’s sponsor Wild Turkey 81 Proof.
Eric "Badlands" Booker, a 400-pound man consumed nearly a pound less than the woman, Sonya Thomas, age 42, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday.
Booker holds the world record for pumpkin eating.
He said, "I'm definitely in awe of her abilities, to be so small and eat so much.”
Thomas said some of the money will go toward her own Thanksgiving dinner, But, she said "I'm going to eat some Korean food. That's enough turkey."
Thomas is a competitive eater. She credits the tasty turkey for contributing to her win.
She said, “I’m not normally a fan of turkey. Their turkey today was very tasty, moist and warm. That’s why I ate most of the meat. She also explains, “It’s a mind game. If you lose your focus and say you’re getting full and slow down, you lose.”
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