I'm obliged to Paul S. for sending me the link to this story.
James Nielsen of California trained hard and studied hard. His work paid off.
Nielsen posted a video of himself attempting to run under 5 minutes in the beer mile. Nielson made his attempt Sunday.
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What is the beer mile, you ask? Drink a beer, run a lap, repeat. Drink four beers, run four laps, don't throw up and you've run a beer mile.
Beermile.com keeps track of "official records" and lists Josh Harris of Melbourne, Australia as the beer mile record holder with a time of 5:04.9.
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Nielsen finished in 4:57, then got a ride home from his wife.
There's more at the link. Here's a video report on the 'record'. Note the cheerleaders at the very end.
Congratulations to the new record-holder. Now, let's see him do that again - this time downing a dram of Scotch between each lap . . .