James Nielsen is a champion among beerdrinkers everywhere.
Everyone’s ideal picture of what they want to be when they “grow up” is different, and evolves over time. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a pitcher or shortstop in the major leagues. As I got slightly older, I wanted to be a guitarist who made a living off of music. By the time I graduated from high school, becoming an elected official who had the stereotypical, abstract “making a difference” goal was, what I thought, my grandest aspiration.
Now, I’m a little older, a little wiser, and a little more realistic, and I can safely say that I want to be James Nielsen when I grow up.
Today, Nielsen, a runner from California, set a ‘Beer Mile’ unofficial world record, posting an incredible time of 4:57 while slamming a Budweiser before every quarter mile. This guy is incredible, and a true testament to what years of treating your body right can do for you when you decide to go for a jog after consuming 48 ounces of The Great American Lager. In the video above, you can view Nielsen’s explanation, as well as the actual world record being set from start to finish. Projectile vomiting not included, though.