100 miles. 100 beers. One week.

That’s the feat currently being attempted by college students during their spring break in Athens, Ohio.

I’ve often heard rumors and legends of those who have attempted The Bicentennial, as it is known in beer running circles. But I have never seen it so exhaustively documented as in http://100beers100miles.blogspot.com.

The 100 Beers 100 Miles blog is the work of Stephanie Stark, a runner and student at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. I’m truly impressed with her ability to find time between getting drunk and double-digit running days to chronicle the entertaining misadventures of herself and two others named Stevie and Brad.

Her daily missives include headlines such as “fish fillets and passing out,” “blood and pills” and “drunk.” Throughout the seven-day challenge, Stephanie has expounded on grueling challenges like dehydration, heat, unexpected bowel movements, cow fence electrocution and running while drunk.

It hasn’t come without a toll.

“Our bodies are screaming for us to stop,” Stephanie wrote on her latest update today. “We’ve been reduced to jogging instead of running and, for lack of a better way to put it,we haven’t shit solid in a week.”

As I write this, the trio are just one mile and several beers away from finishing the incredible feat. I encouraged you to check for blog updates as Stephanie, Stevie and Brad drink and run their way into history.

Thanks to Matt for the heads up


Posted on Saturday, March 24th, 2012
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