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McRunner redefines FAST food

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The man, the myth, the McRunner

For those who think beer and running don’t go together, the McRunner will really blow their minds.

Joe “McRunner” D’Amico ate only McDonald’s for 30 days – and then set an astounding PR of 2:36:14 at the LA Marathon on March 20.

That gives new meaning to the phrase FAST food.

So why did Joe set out to do this? Why not?

“I love running and I love McDonald’s,” he wrote on his Facebook page. “Might as well combine the two.”

He had a Supersized number of naysayers before the race, but he proved them all wrong. Joe showed you can enjoy what you love while living a healthy, active lifestyle. I think McRunner would make an excellent Beer Runner, too.

In the process Joe raised over $28K for the Ronald McDonald House Charities — and it’s not over yet.

If he can get 40,000 Facebook fans by the end of TODAY, March 27, an anonymous donor (a clown named Ronald, maybe?) will kick in another $10,000. He’s about 11,000 fans away as of this writing.

You can support the cause here: Facebook.com/McRunner26

Coincidentally, I picked up a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit and a McGriddle for breakfast after our season’s first Team Challenge practice this morning. It was a delicious recovery meal, not just delicious hangover food.

And though you can’t buy beer at an American McDonald’s, the beverage has been available in Europe starting with Germany in 1971 (it’s unclear if that’s still the case). Maybe it’s time they expand their domestic menu.

Is it so wrong that this is making me think of another challenge? McBeer Runner seems to have a nice ring to it.


Tim Cigelske is DRAFT's Beer Runner. (Beer Run•ner [noun]: Someone equally devoted to fine beer appreciation and an active, healthy lifestyle. Ex. "John downed four microbrews at the triathlon finish line. He's a total beer runner.”) Follow Tim on Twitter @TheBeerRunner, and email him at beerrunner [at] draftmag.com.


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