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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.

Nick Symmonds is a Stud

August 25, 2013 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Track

Nick Symmonds is a stud.

First, he set the American record for the beer mile and then he picked up a silver medal in the 800 at this summer’s world championships.

He got a fair amount of press at the world’s for his support of gay rights (and opposition to Russia’s new, draconian and rather creepy anti-homosexual legislation), but this essay he wrote about what his medal means is one of the nicest things I’ve read recently and should be circulated widely.

 

 

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News Bits

August 23, 2012 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Videos

Running related news in small, bite size pieces.

First off, to follow up his 5th place finish in the final of the Olympic 800 meters, Nick Symmonds ran a 5:19 beer-mile this week. This is apparently a new American Record.

If you are not sure what a beer mile is, you can watch the video. It makes my stomach lurch just to watch.

 

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