Many Americans spend Thanksgiving with family
and friends around a table of roast turkey, sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce.
But for others, it's a competition.
Across the United States, there are contests to see who can eat the most pumpkin pie.
These events start in October and continue through Thanksgiving.
Elk Grove, California hosts the Giant Pumpkin Festival World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship.
Matthew Stonie won last year by eating 20 pounds, 13 ounces of pumpkin pie in 8 minutes.
In other words, about 9 and a half kilograms.
That was a "world record, "
reported the International Federation of Competitive Eating in New York City (IFOCE). 下载全新《每日英语听力》客户端，查看完整内容