There can be few people in this world who love a lingonberry pie as much as Martin Cedillo from Illinois:
Cedillo, of Wayne, had his face so deep into the pie that when he came up for air there was purpleish filling between his eyebrows. When he looked satisfied that his pan was clean, he stood up and shouted “I love lingonberries!”
The Daily Herald reports that he had to fight off some stiff opposition before emerging as winner of the Swedish Days pie-eating contest:
Nobody got sick, but Jessica Barbeau, who works at Jitterbug’s in Geneva, said she came close, but it was worth it.
“I wanted to puke, but I kept going,” she said. “I wanted to beat them all. I just kept going.”