As beer miles continue to increase in popularity, it seems the event just gets weirder and weirder. The event was once an under-the-radar feat associated with college campuses or thought to be a sort of frat-style drinking game. Now, it seems that every runner has tried one and is aiming to lower their beer mile PB. It’s become a normal social event for runners and Canadians have become known as the dominant country in the event– or the Kenyans of the beer mile, as we like to call it.
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There’s a beer mile record and world championships in the event. Most recently though, one Canadian Running contributor– Graydon Snider— kicked it up a notch by combining the beer mile with another off-the-wall running challenge: joggling. Over the weekend, Snider set what is believed to be the joggling beer mile record by running a beer mile while juggling in 8:34. The video is above.
What are the rules of the beer mile?
In running a beer mile, participants must drink a full five per cent alcohol beer from either a can or a bottle and then run 400m. Usually that happens on a track. They repeat this process four times to run a full mile. If a runner throws up, they must run a penalty lap. They must also finish the entire contents of the bottle before starting the run component.
OK, what is “joggling”?
It’s kind of what it sounds like: jogging while juggling. Yes, this is a thing. Our former editor, Michal Kapral is a well-known joggler. Not only do you have to be fast, you have to be able to have your hand-eye coordination in point while out for a run.