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U.S. Olympic Runner

Runs 5-Minute Mile ...

While Chugging Beers

8/23/2012 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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U.S. Olympic track star Nick Symmonds just ran a mile in 5:19 ... which isn't very impressive ... until you realize he chugged 4 BEERS along the way.

Symmonds was gunning for the world record in something called the "Beer Mile" ... which requires athletes to chug an entire "full-sized" brewski at the beginning of the race ... and another full can of suds at every quarter-mile mark along the way.

28-year-old Symmonds -- who finished 5th in the 800m race at the Olympics in London -- was hoping to break the world record, 5:09, set by Canadian marathon legend Jim Finlayson.

So, Tuesday in Oregon ... armed with a case of Coors ... Nick chased after the record, with a crowd of friends cheering on along the way ... but despite his best effort, Symmonds came up 6 seconds short.

Still, Nick tells TMZ he won't give up his dream ... and plans to continue his training in hopes of winning the title some time in the near future.

Go USA!

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Blacknwild    

Pink people.... LMAO! when if his ass pass out throwing up from this he'll have learned his lesson soon enough. If he keeps up he could have a heart attack,running gets your heart rate up,for all you geniuses out there

738 days ago
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Blacknwild    

So sick and tired of hearing about this Pink person and his tiny small pink ding dong.Why are people so worried about some loser from a chitty country

738 days ago
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Chris    

How did I not know about this?! This was 10 minutes from my house!

738 days ago
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thegreatamericandesertreturns    

the ingish hate america but tmz is willing to stick thiert head tup the harry prince tassy for some mooka thats just sad lame and sorry

738 days ago
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thegreatamericandesertreturns    

MOON INGLAND THAN? sad lame and sorry smitty bitty flakie fake newsie

738 days ago
6.

Dante    

#notimpressed

http://www.manolith.com/files/2012/08/mckayla-not-impressed.png

738 days ago
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LDB    

Stupidity at its finest...

737 days ago
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Jay W.     

They need to do a "vodka mile."

737 days ago
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Truth    

WHY DOES HE HAVE TO PAUSE WHEN HE CHUGS THE BEER??? DUDE KEEP RUNNING AND HE WOULD HAVE BROKEN THE RECORD, GENIUS... #TRUTH!!

737 days ago
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zlul    

Hey TMZ, are your employees so dumb that they can't even do simple math?

If the world record is 5:09 and he ran it in 5:19, he missed the record by 10 seconds, not 6.

737 days ago
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DaveT    

Biggest challenge to it must be holding in your pee during the last 1/4 mile

737 days ago
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kitnplayn    

That's because American beer tastes like water. Canadian beer is real beer, not that coloured American water you call beer.

737 days ago
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pancake    

i just drank 5 beers to patron shots and smoke weed while watchn this vid Beat! that olympic boy an then type this comment suckit

737 days ago
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Cindy    

COORS??!!! Yuck!!!

737 days ago
15.

Bolivar    

19 minus 6 equals 13.

Just sayin'

737 days ago
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