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This Guy Set a World Record by Running a Mile and Drinking Four Beers, All in Under 5 Minutes

Beer Mile World Record, James Nielsen James Nielsen/YouTube

When you were younger, you might have been stupid enough to try chugging a gallon of milk and running a mile. That's a very juvenile and immature thing to do. When you're a grown up, you do it with beer.

The so-called Beer Mile is a real thing that people actually do—a one-mile race in which the runner must stop every 400 meters to drink a beer—and the record was held by Jim Finlayson of British Columbia at 5:09 flat.

But two-time NCAA champion James Nielsen, aka "The Beast," broke that record.

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The Beast says he trained for a year to break the record, including getting back into running shape, as well as training his stomach. He says he studied anatomy and "the physics of fluid dynamics and air displacement."

And then his moment in the spotlight came.

Beer No. 1:

Beer Mile World Record, James Nielsen YouTube

Beer No. 2:

Beer Mile World Record, James Nielsen YouTube

Beer No. 3:

Beer Mile World Record, James Nielsen YouTube

Beer No. 4:

Beer Mile World Record, James Nielsen YouTube

Final time? Officially 4:57.1, the first sub-five minute Beer Mile. Of his victory, The Beast says, "It's really painful!"

The Beast is now a god to bros everywhere (and he didn't even throw up, so that's good news!)

Watch his record-breaking run now:

(H/T Buzzfeed)

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