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By lm (Sat Jul 09, 2016 at 10:44:28 PM EST) (all tags)
The event in question was The Great North American Naughtical Beer Mile

For those that don't know, it's event that is held on a quarter mile track. Drink a beer at the starting line, then run a lap. Then stop to drink another beer and run another lap. Then a third. Then a fourth.

The current world record holder is the Canuckistani athlete Lewis Kent: 4:47.17.

He showed up at this race. He ran 5:21. It was fun to watch him perform. He drank his first beer in 4 seconds, the second and third in 5 seconds each, and the fourth in 6 seconds.

A guy I work with signed up. He was too late to get into the individual event. Bibs were all sold out. So he and 3 friends registered for the relay. They won the event with a time of 5:02.

The first beer went down pretty easy. Running after it wasn't so bad. The second beer was rough. Chugging a beer when you're breathing at your running pace is pretty difficult. The third and fourth beers were also kind of difficult to get down. I ended up with a 13:14 time.

The alcohol didn't really hit me until about 10 minutes after the race. Although, I couldn't really remember whether I was on beer #3 or beer #4 at beer #3. At the finish line I was wondering whether I had done four laps or five.

For a sold out event there were less people than I had expected.  I suppose logistics favor a lower supply and selling out than a larger supply and not selling out.

Not sure I'll do one again. But it was fun.

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I salute by TheophileEscargot (2.00 / 0) #1 Sun Jul 10, 2016 at 11:12:47 AM EST
The great Beer Atheletes!
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Those who are about to [redacted] by johnny (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Jul 14, 2016 at 09:32:21 PM EST
salute you.

If I had run in that race, suffice it to day that there would have been several biomarkers containing my DNA along the route. . .

Well done, lm!

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