A sport that needs no urine test…
Blog Guy, you used to do a better job of covering really stupid sports. Isn’t that still a part of your beat?
Indeed. Have a look at the recent “Race of Beer,” down in Brazil. It’s a 1.2 mile race in which runners carry 12 cans of beer each. The goal is to cross the finish line with the cans empty. It turns out…
Wait! Time out, Blog Guy. You’re deviating from the traditional format! You’re supposed to find photos of something different, and pretend it’s a stupid sport, like Hands-Free Motorcycle Racing or Appliance Golf. This time, it looks like there really IS a “Race of Beer!”
There is. Sorry, but when I see something this stupid I can’t turn my back on it. Blog Guy doesn’t roll that way.
Beer is heavy. Why don’t the “athletes” just pour it out at the start of the race?
A sport where you can’t even puke? So this is for real, Blog Guy?
Yes. The race attracted a crowd of nearly 30,000 people this year, and had 55 formal teams and 495 casual participants. There are elaborate costumes, and ingenious schemes for carrying the cans…
That’s very impressive. The organizers must be getting more and more sophisticated every year, right? So what do you think they’ll add next year?
Top: A man tries to drink beer during the Race of Beer in Brasilia August 28, 2011. Participants of the annual race run a 2km (1.2 mile) route while drinking beer along the way and the person with most amount of beer consumed at the finish line is the winner.
Right: Men dressed as Ronald McDonald pose with cans of beer during the Race of Beer.
Left: Men dressed as late British singer Amy Winehouse pose with cans of beer during the Race of Beer.
Bottom left: Women dressed as popcorn participate in the Race of Beer.
REUTERS photos by Ueslei Marcelino