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