From our friends at TMZ:
U.S. Olympic track star Nick Symmonds just ran a mile in 5:15 … which isn’t very impressive … until you realize he chugged 4 BEERS along the way.
Symmonds was gunning for the world record in something called the “Beer Mile” … which requires athletes to chug an entire “full-sized” brewski at the beginning of the race … and another full can of suds at every quarter-mile mark along the way.
28-year-old Symmonds — who finished 5th in the 800m race at the Olympics in London — was hoping to break the world record, 5:09, set by Canadian marathon legend Jim Finalyson.
So, Tuesday in Oregon … armed with a case of Coors … Nick chased after the record, with a crowd of friends cheering on along the way … but despite his best effort, Symmonds came up 6 seconds short.
Still, Nick tells TMZ he won’t give up his dream … and plans to continue his training in hopes of winning the title some time in the near future.
Watch this hilarious video here: http://www.tmz.com/videos/0_87hep04n/#ixzz24MWmuc75