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 …