Running under the influence: Australian sets new world record in Beer Mile

Published time: 8 Aug, 2015 03:43Edited time: 8 Aug, 2015 03:46
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While alcohol and sports do not usually make a good team, running while drinking beer has actually become a competition of its own: Ahead of the Beer Mile World Classic competition, an Australian has set a new record covering the one mile distance in four minutes minutes and 56.2 seconds.

Twenty-five-year-old Josh Harris, who had been running and drinking since reaching the legal age, has been training furiously to beat the previous 4:57 minute record, set over a year ago by James ‘The Beast’ Nielsen.

“It has really been a big week of training both running and in terms of beer training,” Harris said in a video before his record-setting attempt.

Having placed four 355 ml 5 percent beer bottles on the track’s bench, he gracefully consumed one bottle before each lap during quick pit stops for the ice-cold refreshment. Four laps and 1.42 liters of beer later, he made history clocking in 4:56:02 seconds.

The Beer Mile, already confirmed the achievement, calling it “as smooth as a freshly shorn Australian sheep calf.”

“Josh ‘Sir Fundamentals’ Harris set a new World Record in Australia, besting James Nielsen, equaling James Hansen,” the organization said in a Facebook post.


Harris, after the run attributed his success to the intensity of training, beer quality, and most of all his stomach which handled the alcohol prevented the 25-year-old from puking.

“It's something I've been working on for a few weeks now,” he told Sports Illustrated.

“Training has included 3 shorter interval sessions (200-400m) with beer recovery in the final set. I’ve also been drinking one beer per night at top speed, and on a Sunday after my long run, eating as much food as I can with a beer to finish once I'm close to puking.”

To set world record under the official Beer Mile rules, the runner must consume 355 ml beer for each of the four laps on a 400-meter track. Beer’s alcohol content must be five percent or higher. What is absolutely forbidden is vomiting.

The Australian now plans to represent his country at the Beer Mile World Classic competitions in San Francisco later this month. There he hopes to set an even faster time.



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I am sure you are aware that the Pan Africa Hash 2015 event was postponed from Sierra Leone due to unavoidable circumstances and after going back to the bids presented in Ghana, Kenya was awarded the chance to host the event.

Subsequently, Nairobi was planning to celebrate its 2000th Anniversary run at the end of July. It was then deemed appropriate to combine the two events. The Mismanagement assisted by previous NH3 event organizers and GM's started  putting up this event together since January. We now have our website up and running and urge everyone to register for the event online.

The most suitable venue agreed upon for the Pan Africa Hash 2015 event will be in a small town at the Kenyan Coast known as "Malindi" which lies at the centre of a strip of idyllic tropical beaches offering the visitor a range of world class resorts and quiet relaxing hideaways. Further south, the sleepy village of Watamu is fronted by wide white beaches and activities for divers and snorkelers alike.

Northwest of Malindi is the spectacular Marafa Depression, locally known as Nyari and popularly known as Hell’s Kitchen. An extensive series of sandstone gorges and sheer gullies, this unique and other worldly landscape has become part of local folklore where some of our beautiful planned trails will be during the Pan Africa Hash 2015. The thick jungles of the Arabuko Sokoke Forest reserve hide a world of wonders. In the cool of the forest winding paths will take you in search of rare endemic birds and mammals, and visiting herds of Elephant and again some enticing running trails have been established there.

We plan to have our charity "Red Dress" run right in the historical town of Malindi which is one of few towns in Kenya with a rich historical past dating back to the 14th Century, thanks to its role for many centuries as an important trading post on the East African coast .

The Red Dress Run starting at the Coral Keys Hotel will showcase this heritage, starting with the iconic Vasco Da Gamma Pillar built in 1499 at the height of Portuguese influence on the town. Another landmark to watch out for on the trail is the Portuguese Church built in the 16th century believed to be the first Christian Church in East Africa.

 Along the way will be the Malindi Museum, built in the 19th Century. An interesting place we’ll be filling past is Malindi old Town with ancient Swahili and Arabic houses and the unique fishing Pier where local fishermen boast and display their catch of the day.

On the question of Security, the Kenyan Government has assured its citizens and visitors of the efforts being made to curb the current situation on terrorist attacks and keep everyone safe. Nairobi HHH has also taken the best measures to ensure that we shall have a safe event with ample security.

To make this a truly Pan African event, we urge you as the Web Masters of and toassist us in marketing. All details on the website.

Kindly ask wankers to come support this event and best of all, join us in celebrating our 2000th Anniversary run.

Please get back to us in case of any query.


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