In addition to a huge (in the sense that any W&M December hoops game can be huge) game tomorrow evening between the Wrens and Richmond, there's another athletic event of interest to true sportsmen and women.
Several months ago, we told you about James Nielsen's world record-breaking 4:57 beer mile.
Tomorrow, the beer miling community goes one better. At 7:45 pm (I'm assuming that's Central time) in Austin, TX, the gun sounds for the first-ever Men's Elite Beer Mile World Championship.
Nielsen remains the world record holder, but two Canadians and two Australians have each run within 20 seconds of the American's mark. U.S. Olympian Nick Symmonds, who's posted a 5:19 time, is among the confirmed entrants in the Elite race (though, interestingly, Nielsen is not). Canadian Corey Gallagher (with a 5:01.57 PR) leads a field with 9 sub-5:25 beer milers.
At 7:25, the Elite Women's race goes off, and includes world record-holder Chris Kimbrough (6:28.55) and Seanna Robinson, the first woman to ever complete an official beer mile.
If you'd like to play the home version, just run around your house and drink a beer every 90 seconds or so while the races are going on. Please take videos.