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Stone Brewing’s beer runner

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Koch post half marathon | photo by Sara Tobin

Stone Brewing Company’s Greg Koch didn’t run 13.1 miles just to drink fizzy yellow beer.

So said the brewery’s co-founder and CEO t-shirt that he wore to complete his first ever half marathon, the La Jolla Half.

Koch’s time was 2:27, which is respectable for his first effort at that distance at age 48. The winning time for the half was 1:06.

“That Torrey Pines hill is…shall we say, a challenge,” he tweeted after the race.

He celebrated afterward, appropriately, with beer. The race also featured a beer garden at the end.

Greg isn’t the only beer runner at Stone. He sent me a message on Twitter saying that two women from the brewery ran the recent Boston  Marathon.

As for his “I Didn’t Run This Far To Drink Fizzy Yellow Beer” running shirt?

“Yes, they’ll be available very soon,” he confirmed.

See more photos of Greg’s race by Heather Tylock here.

 

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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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