Czechs break world record for fastest "relay" drinking
The Czechs can look forward to having a second alcohol-related entry in the famous Guinness Book of World Records after reaching a new high in "relay" beer drinking this past weekend.
The previous holders of the Guinness Book of World Records title were the Slovaks, who only managed to chug down 2,001 beers in the same amount of time.
The Sumperk event got under way at seven in the morning. Participants reached the half-way mark to eclipsing the Slovak record in the afternoon and by early evening the thirsty Czechs were confident that the world record would be theirs.
The Czechs already boast one beer-related entry in the Guinness Book of World Records, as the leading beer-consuming nation per capita. In 1999, the last time the category was updated, the average Czech drank 160 litres of the golden liquid.