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Black Widow Strikes Again
10/3/2003

Corinth, MS - In front of hundreds of BBQ enthusiasts at the Hog Wild Festival in Corinth, Mississippi, Sonya .The Black Widow. Thomas continued her meteoric rise to the top of the competitive eating totem pole by winning the World BBQ Eating Championship.

Thomas consumed 23 Pulled Pork Sandwich.s in 10 minutes to set a world record, taking home $1,250.00 and the championship belt for her efforts.

Making Thomas. victory even more remarkable was the fact that she had never seen a pulled pork sandwich until minutes before the contest began.

.If Sonya Thomas truly is .The One,.. said a visibly emotional David Baer, Director of Business Development for the IFOCE, .then tonight marked yet another chapter in the fulfillment of the prophesy..

Thomas, who has been described as a cross between Anna Kournikova and a ravenous jackal roving the planes of the Serengeti, plans to take a few weeks off from the circuit before returning for the Thanksgiving Invitational in late November.

Local favorite Dale .The Mouth of the South. Boone bolstered his reputation as perhaps the sport.s most volatile combatant, unleashing one verbal barrage directed at his fellow competitors and another at the crowd. Boone, ranked seventh in the entire world, was forced to step away from the table at the 8-minute mark due to an incident deemed contradictory to the integrity of the sport.

Finishing second with a very respectable 16 BBQ Sandwiches was Florida.s .Jammin. Joe LaRue, who is battling back from a knee injury, followed by newcomer Tim Roberson, who ate 11 sandwiches. LaRue and Roberson won $500 and $250, respectively, in prize money.