Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 8/23/12

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U.S. Olympic runner Nick Symmonds has never won an Olympic medal in his young career, but that could all change if the beer mile becomes an official Olympic event before 2016. Symmonds recently ran the beer mile in an impressive 5:19. Many of you could probably run a mile in 5:19, but could you do it while chugging four beers along the way?

As you can see from the video above from TMZ.com, Symmonds did. The record in the beer mile, held by Canadian marathon runner Jim Finlayson, is 5:09. Unfortunately, Symmonds fell just short of that mark. However, he told TMZ that he will run the race again in the future in hopes of capturing the record.

Aside from finishing fifth in the 800-meter race in London, Symmonds’ previous claim to fame was having gone on a date with a well-known celebrity. Now, he can add “beer mile boss” to his resume.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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