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Monroe County Woman Chows Down at Coney Island

CONEY ISLAND, NY — One of the contestants in the July Fourth women’s hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous on Coney Island was from our ar...

CONEY ISLAND, NY -- One of the contestants in the July Fourth women's hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous on Coney Island was from our area.

Competitive eater Larell Marie Melel, of Monroe County, downed almost 17 hot dogs in just 10 minutes.

However, it wasn't quite enough for Mele to become top dog. She came in sixth place.