Local Olympian Symmonds runs the 'beer mile'

Local Olympian Symmonds runs the 'beer mile'

Local Olympian Symmonds runs the 'beer mile'

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by Evan Sernoffsky, kgw.com staff

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Posted on August 24, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 24 at 1:39 PM

EUGENE -- The Olympics are over for Nick Symmonds, so running a mile while chugging four beers was a great way to kick back after the rigors of training for London.

Symmonds ran the mile in 5:15 which was well under Roger Bannister's 4-minute breakthrough. But Bannister didn't have to put down a can of Coors Original every lap.

In the video posted by TMZ, Symmonds shows that he has a designated driver, and at 28, he's old enough to attempt such a feat.

"Have fun, be safe. The beer mile, a great way to end the season," he said.

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