Olympian Nick Symmonds Attempts a World Record in the Beer Mile

It's unlikely that much of runner Nick Symmonds' pre-Olympic training began at a table covered in cans of Coors, but the Games are over. Symmonds has moved on from his fifth place finish in the 800m in London, as evidenced by the recently released videos of his attempt to break the world record in the beer mile. He began by training at a table, chugging a beer in a respectable 8.9 seconds. Symmonds then moved to the track to start the real work. He had to down a beer before each of the four laps required to complete a mile. If he threw up, he had to run a fifth lap as a penalty.

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