Olympic Loser Sets Sights on ‘Beer Mile’ World Record
This is what happens when you are pressured to perform and lose at the Olympics: You turn to drinking.
Team USA running star Nick Symmonds — who placed 5th (lost) in London for the 800m Olympic race — took part in the time-honored (not that long really) tradition of the “Beer Mile.”
What’s that, you ask? (We’ll forgive you this once. Once!) The Beer Mile consists of a runner (or random drunken dude) drinking a full can of beer at the start and again every quarter-mile mark of the race.
Sad news for the 28-year-old former Olympian though. Symmonds ran the mile in 5:15. He fell shy (by 6 seconds!) of the world record of 5:09, set by Canadian marathoner Jim Finlayson.
Bested by a Canuck, eh? Ouch. We fear what this loss will turn him onto.