James Nielsen is a man with a dream. And that dream is pretty stupid but still kind of awesome.
In the video above, Nielsen attempts to become the first person to break the five-minute barrier in the "Beer Mile." For the uninitiated, a "Beer Mile" is when a runner sprints a mile around a track while stopping every quarter mile to chug a beer. It is the perfect intersection of fitness and laziness and I can't imagine that this video won't prompt thousands of believers to give this sport a try (and promptly vomit everywhere shortly thereafter).
Nielsen, a Canadian living in California, apparently does accomplish his goal (although I can't confirm the veracity of the video), with some pretty impressive splits.
That 9 second chug time on the fourth beer shows the type of endurance that could land Nielsen a bid at any fraternity in the world.
According to Canadian Running magazine, the previous record in the Beer Mile was set by another Canadian named Jim Finlayson, who ran it in 5 minutes and 7 seconds.
Will America stand by idly as Canadians dominate this rising sport? Did the Founding Fathers intend for us to just yield while our neighbors to the north displayed their superiority? Are you the hero/beer chugger this country has been waiting for?
Now more than ever America needs a Beer Mile world champion.
Please take caution: You should only attempt the Beer Mile if you are over the age of 21 and are awesome.