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The Bar Has Been Raised: Hail the Sub-Five Beer Mile

April 28, 2014 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Track

While you may have never heard of James Nielsen before today, he is now one of the most famous (infamous?) runners in modern track and field.

James Nielsen, purportedly ran the world’s first sub-5:00 beer mile. (We’re still waiting for verification by, or a bit more detail about when this was done and who witnessed it.)

Nick Symmonds (Beer Mile PR 5:31) has famously announced his intentions to break the beer mile world record. Now, it looks like he’s got a bit more work to do.

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