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Thomas, LeFevre, Booker at Tropicana Meatball Eating Contest
12/4/2004

Eric Badlands Booker, Hungry Charles Hardy and Rich LeFevre battled back and forth for first place in the early minutes of the Tropicana World Meatball-Eating Championship in Atlantic City, NJ.

But by minute eight, Sonya Thomas began establishing a lead, which she extended, meatball by meatball, until winning with a total of 5 9/10 pounds of Carmine's meatballs in 12 minutes. Thomas took home $2,500 for her efforts.

LeFevre placed second with 5 pounds 2 ounces even to win $1,250; Eric Booker took third with 5 pounds even to earn $750, and Hardy took fourth with 4 pounds, 10 ounces to win $500.

The event, which will be featured as part of the Tour de Gorge series on INHD, was held in front of Carmine's in The Quarter at the Tropicana, a spectacular new casino and resort.