Winner of 'vodka marathon' dies

  • 2003-11-27
  • By Arkady Yuzhny, AFP ROSTOV-ON-DON
Russia - Alexander Nakonechny triumphed at a vodka-drinking marathon in southern Russia after guzzling three half-liter mugs of vodka in quick succession, though he failed to collect his prize as he died on the spot.The weekend contest also left four other male contestants fighting for their lives at the local hospital, although one woman who took part managed to stagger out of the clinic a few hours after being rushed there for an emergency stomach pump.In an alcohol-hardened nation where it is not uncommon for Russian men to down a liter of the liquid on a night out, Nakonechny's feat o...
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