Watch This: American Hero Sets Beer Mile World Record

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Via SB Nation… glorious athlete James Nielsen has managed to set the new world record in the “Beer Mile.” What’s the Beer Mile? Talk to me, Wikipedia:

A Beer mile is a drinking race combining running and speed drinking. Typically, the race takes place on a standard 400 meter or 1/4 mile running track. The race begins at the 1-mile starting line with the consumption of a standard amount of beer, followed by a full lap around the track. The second lap continues in a similar manner; the standard amount of beer is consumed before commencing the running of the second lap. This process is repeated for the next two laps. Following the completion of the fourth running lap (and four beers), a competitor has finished the race. More specific rules of the race vary by region.

Nielsen’s time? Four minutes, 57 seconds. I put it to you that this is more impressive than winning the Tour de France, the World Series, and the Superbowl combined. Check it out:

(Thanks to Kevin, who could probably break this record with Hamm’s if he really put his mind to it. It’s all about wanting it, man.)