A New Perspective on “High-Volume” Training

American 800m ace Nick Symmonds, who placed 5th at this year’s Olympics and clocked a 1:42.95, has temporarily gone from the track…to the six pack.

Aside from being one of the fastest half milers in U.S. history, he is also the American Record Holder for the beer mile–an event where competitors must finish 4 beers and 4 laps. To run a legitimate beer mile, each runner must completely finish one full beer before starting each lap. And yes, the hardcore beer milers and fans do take this event seriously.

Don’t believe us. Check out the beer mile’s official website.

Symmonds’ most recent time? 5:19. He bested his original American Record of 5:31, but He won’t be satisfied with his new PR, though. The world record, held by John Finlayson, still stands at 5:09, and Symmonds is looking to be the greatest of all time.

Check out Nick Symmond’s training.

Also, take a look at the top beer mile performances.

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