Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong was back racing last weekend – but the beer seems to have proved too much for him as he abandoned a running event that required him to quaff a can of Budweiser each lap just a quarter of the way through.
The 43-year-old was taking part in a four-lap beer race in his home town of Austin, Texas, which is due to host the first edition of the Flo Beet Mile World Championship, reports Runners World.
Some had anticipated that the Texan might be able to set an age group record at the event, which requires competitors to down a can of Budweiser at the end of each lap.
But it seems that Armstrong, who by his own admission rode and won seven editions of the Tour de France with his body pumped full of drugs, couldn’t do so with a can of lager inside him, let alone four, and said afterwards, “That was not what I expected.”
One fellow competitor, Patrick Hitchins, said: that Armstrong “drank Budweiser heavy from a 12 ounce can, no widemouth, following strict international beer mile standards.”
In a reference to one of the sponsors that dropped Armstrong after he was banned in October 2012, he added: “Perhaps his days with Michelob Ultra Lite put him at a disadvantage.
“He’s probably on his way to a gas station getting some Budweisers right now and practicing his chugging.
“He’s a competitor. I hope to see him out there again,” he added.
There's little doubt that Armstrong's competitive edge remains, but with the former US Postal rider excluded from sanctioned events, it seems clear he is now scraping round the fringes. Though possibly without added alcohol next time.
Back in the '80's when I took my driving test, you had to be in top gear by the time you got to 30mph....
Does your wife have a similar terms and conditions for when you are staying in the flat she owns?
Yes, street parking is the only bit of voluntary self-regulation drivers do for themselves at scale. Bad call, Cllr Nunn.
Read as: profitable and delayed....
The madness that seems to surround the idea of being able to walk to get to most of what you need...
I bought this light after reading this review and it worked well for 2 or 3 months. I started to experience problems with the light running low...
It says she took up the sport aged 40 - six years ago - but I haven't been able to google how long ago she transitioned.
As a Marxist/Leninist/Fascist/Neo-contrapuntalist, I wish to complain at your cancel culture.
But it rather depends on identifiying the suspect, and how would they do that?
No worries. In NFBUK world shared paths will be banned, so that goes away and you are back in the road .