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230 degree sauna championship ends in tragic death

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A Russian man trying to win the Sauna World Championships died after collapsing with severe burns in the final stage of an event that required contestants to sit in a 230-degree (110 Celsius) room as water was tossed onto a searing stove, officials and witnesses said.Vladimir Ladyzhenskiy, an amateur wrestler who was in his 60s, was pronounced dead late Saturday after he collapsed alongside reigning champion Timo Kaukonen of Finland roughly six minutes into the final roundMedical workers pulled both men out of the sauna in front of nearly 1,000 spectators in the southern Finnish town of Heinola. Both were shaking and bleeding from what appeared to be severe burns
230 degree sauna championship ends in tragic death - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News
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Looks like someone just won himself a Darwin Award.
 
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