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Sometimes you think that the world has exhausted its supply of new ways to combine beer and running. Then one innovative brewery decides to host the world’s first underwater marathon.

A special forces soldier trains at Troegs | Photo by the Patriot News

This week, Pennsylvania’s Troeg’s Brewery announced that it will hold a 5K, 10K, half and full marathon on special-made treadmills on Sept. 9. The event’s goal will be to raising $250,000 for wounded soldiers, who use the treadmills for advanced rehabilitation.

Runners are essentially submerged in tanks of water with a treadmill at the bottom. The new training devices made by HydroWorx are used with pro athletes, and help train soldiers in the same manner.

According to an article in the Patriot News, HydroWorx chose Troeg’s for the fundraiser because they wanted a festive atmosphere with live music. Troeg’s co-owner John Trogner said they will likely create a special beer for the event crafted after the soldiers’ tastes.

The race’s benefit, The Eagle Fund, helps provide the $5,000 per soldier cost for an intensive rehabilitation program that includes underwater therapy, weight training, nutrition education, and deep tissue massage.

I’m sure throwing some extra beer for the soldiers couldn’t hurt, either.

For more information and to sign up visit Underwatermarathon.com.

 

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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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3 Comments

  • Suehiko says:

    Hey, do you have any more of those pint glasses? I have a rnenur who would LOVE to have 4. I’m in the chicago area and would be happy to pay postage.

  • Osnellys says:

    Hey, do you have any more of those pint glasses? I have a rnneur who would LOVE to have 4. I’m in the chicago area and would be happy to pay postage.

  • Jois says:

    Hey, do you have any more of those pint glasses? I have a runenr who would LOVE to have 4. I’m in the chicago area and would be happy to pay postage.

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