13 Miles, 13 Beers

Drinking a beer every mile during a half marathon isn't as good an idea as it sounds.

So, some dude decided to perform a stunt for his website.

Several of you told me that I was “going to die” if I drank 13 beers while running the San Francisco Half Marathon. I did not die.

I puked three times, blacked out for miles 11 and 12, and needed five hours to finish. This is my story.

I think I’ve heard enough, actually, but there’s a lot more at the link.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. john personna says:

    Endurance events aren’t really good for the body, and 13 beers aren’t really good for the body.
    Moderation in all things, buddy.  Moderation in all things.

  2. Franklin says:

    Personna: A half marathon isn’t bad for the body (at least one moderately trained).  I might agree if you were talking about marathons and especially ultras, which generally aren’t good as training exercises.