Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Oregon Olympian Nick Symmonds Does the Beer Mile

Not only can he run faster than you, he can probably pound beers faster too.

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Nick SymmondsEugene-based track star, Nick Symmonds, is one fast dude. He's also pretty clever, as proved by his e-bay tattoo-sponsorship idea.

With the London Olympics now behind him, the 800-meter runner has had time to focus his energies elsewhere. Like the beer mile. Yes, this a real thing with it's own rules and posted champions. Remember when we did this?

Last week's attempt placed Symmonds at the top of Oregon's beer-mile list of champions, though he fell short of the world record, which is an astounding 5:09.

Here's how he did it:

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