Today, we mourn the passing of Boris Isayev, a true pioneer in the widely popular sport of West Russian competitive eating. Boris, the champion that he was, managed to eat 43 pancakes, stuffed with cream and bananas, before choking and dying (here). Boris won the eating competition, which marked the end of something called Pancake Week, or “Maslyanitsa.” The word on the street is that Boris’ coffin will be stuffed with cream and bananas before he is interred. There’s nothing more worthy than dying for a good cause!
March 8, 2009
Bananas for Pancakes!