Beer, Bill Belichick and Broken Bones

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First of all, the picture above has nothing to do with today’s post – but I think it’s pretty.

Anyhow, let’s get down to business.

An 8-Pack - Perfect For Two Beer Milers

An 8-Pack – Perfect For Two Beer Milers

The Beer Mile

As you may have heard by now, the World Record in the beer mile was recently broken. James Nielsen, a 34-year-old Canadian and former DIII champion at 5,000m, ran 4:57. According to Flotrack, his mile time was 4:21 (which makes his drinking time 36 seconds, or approximately 9 seconds per beer). For official beer mile rules, click here.

Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick

Bill returned home to Nashville to participate in the Nashville Country Music Half Marathon. Although it isn’t visible above, he wore bib number 34479. Bill finished in 2:36:46. I was unable to find an explanation as to why Bill was not running in a hoodie.

Krista DuChene

Krista DuChene

Krista DuChene

Krista DuChene was cruising along at the Canadian Half Marathon Championships in Montreal on Sunday. She was the returning champion and she owns the second fastest marathon in Canadian history. Then, about 500 meters from the finish, her leg broke. It literally broke. An undiagnosed stress fracture turned into a fracture of her femur at the point where it meets the hip. DuChene hopped and limped that last 500m and finished in 1:16:37 – still good for third place. The mother of three said she’d never experienced pain like that before – now that’s saying something! She now has a plate and three screws, but her goal is still to qualify for the Rio Olympics in 2016. I don’t think anyone will doubt her toughness!

Have you ever participated in a beer mile?

Have you ever seen a “celebrity” at a race?

What is the worst injury you’ve run with? Was it worth it?