The inaugural Incline Beer Mile took place on Saturday Sept. 8th and saw two Team Colorado members, Peter Maksimow (center-1st) and Justin Ricks (left-3rd), make the podium (OK, they were just rocks at the top of the Incline, but whatever!). Andy Catalano finished second.
The makeshift podium atop the Incline
The Incline climbs nearly 2,000 vertical feet in one mile....add 4 beers and it makes for a very interesting competition.
Here were the rules:
1. No "light" beers
2. Carry your own beer
3. Drink every 400 meters (or what seems like 400 meters)
4. Keep track of your own time
5. If you puke, you must go back to the beginning if you haven't passed the halfway point or back to the halfway point if you have breeched that point
6. Don't kill yourself!
The trick is to really look like a homeless person while training for this event. Peter did just that. (Note: bag in
hand, ungroomed facial hair, "Where's Anton?" shirt)
Second place finisher, Andy Catalano (right), battling a random shirtless guy in the final meters, claimed that this was more difficult than his 6th place at the 2012 Leadville Trail 100
Justin Ricks coming in at third position with his sack full o' cans
Justin almost got his thumb raised after the finish
Fourth place finisher, Jeff Mohrmann--he lost his shirt along the way
Here the finishers heckle race organizer JT (short for Jans Thrasher) as he brings up the rear. Even this little
kid beat him to the top!
Justin using the aid of a tree to stay upright after he finishes
Top three finishers doing that stupid biting-of-the-medals-thing that Olympians do when the win medals. It's
not so stupid when you do it with beer cans!
Thanks to our sponsors....wait, we didn't have any sponsors!
Here are the (unofficial) official results:
1. Peter Maksimow - 25:45
2. Andy Catalano - 27:49
3. Justin Ricks - 31:30
4. Jeff Mohrmann - 31:32
5. Jay ??
6. Paul DeWitt - 36:10 (results are being reviewed to see if he puked before or after the finish; he still might owe us half a lap)
7. Brooks Williams - 39:30
8. JT - 50:13
9. Andy Wooten - 1:02:19
10. Mike Porach - 1:06
11. Chris (First Woman ) - ?
12. Robbie Pike - 1:25:25 (no relation to the Peak)
12. Matt Laubhan - 1:25:25
The question of the day was "Where's Anton?"
Special thanks to Denise Ricks and Brandon Stapanowich for their visual documentation!