#1 Edited by DeathpooltheT1000 (10228 posts) - - Show Bio

Joaquín Alcaraz Gracia claimed the title of beer drinking champ during a festival in Spain Wednesday, but his victory was short-lived. The 45-year-old man died after the beer drinking contest, during which he reportedly consumed six liters of brew (about 12.5 pints) in 20 minutes.

According to local reports, Gracia won the drinking festival's top prize and hoisted his trophy into the air. But the event, held in the Gea y Truyols district of Murcia, took a tragic turn soon after when Gracia began to vomit and didn't stop.

At that time, witnesses called emergency services, believing Gracia was suffering from alcohol poisoning. Seated in a chair, Gracia was held upright while bystanders waited for medical personnel. Observers noted to local media that the heavyset man appeared to nod off.

By the time the medical team arrived, Gracia was reportedly in cardiac arrest. The 45-year-old was rushed to a local hospital, but passed away shortly after his arrival Wednesday night.

Though Gracia's alcohol consumption is believed to be a factor in his death, officials have not confirmed his specific cause of death. In fact, Mayor José Manuel Gracia walked back the official tally of how much Gracia drank, telling local newspaper La Verdad the winner consumed two to three liters during the contest.

Under the rules of the drinking competition, contestants must drink as many liter-glasses of beer as possible in the 20-minute time span.

The beer drinking contest is part of the area's annual festival, which has been held for more than 15 years. However, following the death, future festival plans have been suspended, La Nueva España notes.

Well.... at least he won.

#2 Posted by russellmania77 (14966 posts) - - Show Bio

he died how he lived. i solute him... but im pretty sure i couldve beat him in a contest

#3 Posted by Yokergeist (12355 posts) - - Show Bio

He died doing what he loved... Drinking beer.

#4 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

Died drunk. Lucky bastard.

#5 Edited by God_Spawn (37684 posts) - - Show Bio

No one else can top it. He killed himself to win. Now every other champion following him shall feel inferior.

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#6 Posted by russellmania77 (14966 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn: unless they drink so much they become immortal... true story

#7 Edited by judasnixon (6474 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow...... I'm kinda of a dunk, but that $#!% is bananas...... That is four pictures of beer in 20 minutes!

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#8 Posted by PowerHerc (83251 posts) - - Show Bio

Winning at all costs sometimes carries a steep price.

#9 Posted by mikethekiller (8389 posts) - - Show Bio

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#10 Posted by lykopis (10752 posts) - - Show Bio

That is sad.

#11 Posted by dccomicsrule2011 (24055 posts) - - Show Bio
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#12 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (10228 posts) - - Show Bio

Winning at all costs sometimes carries a steep price.

Isnt that the reason why is winning at all cost?.

#13 Edited by BiteMe-Fanboy (7729 posts) - - Show Bio

If you throw up it doesn't count.

Not champion. =P

#14 Posted by PowerHerc (83251 posts) - - Show Bio

@powerherc said:

Winning at all costs sometimes carries a steep price.

Isnt that the reason why is winning at all cost?.

Yep. Especially in this case.

#15 Posted by RedLantern23 (884 posts) - - Show Bio

Natural selection at its finest