Does this new world record go to one’s ‘head’?

I’m obliged to Paul S. for sending me the link to this story.

James Nielsen of California trained hard and studied hard. His work paid off.

Nielsen posted a video of himself attempting to run under 5 minutes in the beer mile. Nielson made his attempt Sunday.

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What is the beer mile, you ask? Drink a beer, run a lap, repeat. Drink four beers, run four laps, don’t throw up and you’ve run a beer mile. keeps track of “official records” and lists Josh Harris of Melbourne, Australia as the beer mile record holder with a time of 5:04.9.

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Nielsen finished in 4:57, then got a ride home from his wife.

There’s more at the link.  Here’s a video report on the ‘record’.  Note the cheerleaders at the very end.

Congratulations to the new record-holder.  Now, let’s see him do that again – this time downing a dram of Scotch between each lap . . .



  1. He'll have to do it again. He DQd himself on the first beer by failing to meet the standards he set. i.e. failed to upend the can over his head showing it was empty.

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