A runner who broke his own record by completing seven marathons on seven continents in less than five days says beer powered his record.
“I had one bottle of Heineken during the race for some carbs and one at the end of it,” Irish ultra runner Richard Donovan told the Sydney Morning Herald, where he finished the last leg of his marathons. “It was the first time something stayed down in days.”
The 45-year old completed the feat in four days, 22 hours and three minutes after undergoing sleep deprivation, time change and vastly different temperatures.
This is just the latest in Donovan’s insane accomplishments. He completed the first South Pole marathon, and finished the first marathon distance on the north pole.
The story of his latest feat quickly spread around the globe, including a Runner’s World article titled, “Beer: Is there anything it CAN’T do?” I think you know the answer to that.
Posted on Monday, February 6th, 2012