The most amazing run in the history of the universe. Period.

You drink a beer, run a lap, drink a beer, run a lap, drink a beer, run a lap and then … drink a beer and run a lap.

This edition of the Beer Mile took place last weekend in Australia. The winner ran a 5:02.5. That’s a 5-minute mile, including time to drink four beers along the way.

He appears to be wearing a national team jersey, which would explain the incredible speed. Can the addition of this event to the Olympics be far behind? Imagine the sponsorship possibilities.

It’s mired in dispute because the naysayers think there was a little beer left in at least a couple of the bottles. I’m sure it eventually will be settled in court. Or more likely in a bar. But still.

I will never run a 5-minute mile. I will never drink four beers in five minutes. I will never do both at once. But it’s comforting to know that there are people who will do it for me.

And the best thing? No dogs on the course …

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5 Responses to The most amazing run in the history of the universe. Period.

  1. CultFit says:

    Sounds like a challenge?!? Seriously they need something like this in the Olympics. Spice things up a bit…

    • CultFit says:

      Having thought about this for 4 minutes: They already do drink beer in the Winter Olympics… Curling.

      • Indeed! And lord knows you NEED beer to watch curling. I think the whole Beer Mile concept throws the very basis of the Cosmos into doubt — that it’s not a sport if you can drink beer while participating in it. I am now off to re-think everything I’ve ever believed. Maybe “Gilligan’s Island” WASN’T the greatest TV show of all time after all …

      • TheoPolkaLips says:

        “Hey Mabel, Black Label! Curling Black Label Beer”
        Ah, those were fun times… A carefree evening of Curling, knockwurst, and polka!

  2. CultFit says:

    I could seriously talk about this all day from many different angles. So if Gilligan’s Island wasn’t the best show of all time? What beer would you drink to make it the best of all time? I’ll stop now before this consumes me for the rest of the day 😉

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