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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 Beermile.com, 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.

Say it Ain’t So!

July 07, 2010 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Road Races

Photo: Brant Ward / The Chronicle

Runner with beer being stopped by police.

Organizing and hosting a race is always challenging.  As a race director, you have to plan for every contingency imaginable and then deal with the things that really happen on race day.  Imagine the headaches created by binge drinking race participants!

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Bay to Breakers race organizers said “more than 30 participants had to be taken to hospitals via ambulance after this year’s race, most for alcohol-related reasons.”    This is why they are announcing a strict “no-alcohol policy” for next year’s race.  Are they going to start cracking down on the naked guys now?

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