Thursday, 29 October 2015

Why?

I have just been reading a news report regarding a 28 year old entrant ( I will refrain from calling him a runner) in last weekends Nairobi marathon.  Julius Anjou hid himself among spectators and as the race neared its end, joined in and went onto claim 2nd place.

I know this is not the first time this sort of thing has happened but I still can't understand why anyone would want to do such a thing!



On a brighter note.  I must admit to enjoying the odd beer or two after a run.  A practice that is often criticised by some.  So it was interesting to read of two new high protein beers that have been produced with athletes in mind.

The Supplemental Brewing Co. in Illinois  has produced  an American Wheat beer with 7 gms of protein and 5% alcohol. While there is a lager NutrBeer which at 4% alcohol contains 4 gms of protein.

Could this catch on?

1 comment:

Rob Hadgraft said...

Great news about the beer! I wonder what level of protein 'normal' beer has? Presumably a lot less than the new stuff?
By the way, the answer to your question of why the Nairobi runner cheated at the marathon is presumably that he wanted the cash prize and wasn't interested in athletic glory, etc...
Cheers, RH.