KEY WEST (CBSMiami/AP) — A Key West man has won the Mile-High Key Lime Pie Eatin’ Contest on the subtropical island where the pie originated.

David Johnson plunged face-first into a 9-inch (23-centimeter) pie smothered with whipped cream during Thursday’s challenge. The rules forbid contestants from using their hands.

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He consumed it in 58.2 seconds, besting 24 rivals in the kickoff of the annual Key Lime Festival.

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Key lime pie was designated Florida’s official pie in 2006 by the state legislature. Ingredients are condensed milk, egg yolks and the juice of tiny yellow Key limes, typically with a graham cracker crust and whipped cream or meringue topping.

The festival ends Sunday after events including tasting strolls and an offbeat Key Lime Pie Drop.

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