I don’t know if you are going to catch me running a marathon anytime soon. I stopped really running after the military. Running 7 miles a day will do that to you, I guess if you don’t like running. I have to give it to this guy!!!! This is crazy and he had a better time than most people.
The self-proclaimed “world’s fastest stoner” finished in last place at the trials for the 2016 Rio Olympics in Los Angeles on Saturday, with a time of 3:45:34.
For casual runners, any time under four hours is considered respectable, but for the Olympic Trials — where the winning time was 2:11:12 — clocking a time over 3 hours is a massive failure.
But Chris Barnicle, a former collegiate and professional runner who is now outspoken about how eating marijuana edibles has benefited his distance running, was mellow about his last-place finish. He told the running website FloTrack that it was a tough race, but a “really, really special day.”
Finishing 105th out of 105 runners wasn’t a disappointment for Barnicle, mostly because he wasn’t even expecting to participate until a few weeks before the race. That’s when he realized the trials would be held in Los Angeles, where he lives and works as a distributor for medical marijuana dispensaries.
“It was around Christmas time this year, and I thought: I got the trials qualifier, I live in L.A., so I just got to sign up and renew my USATF membership and do it—it’ll be so much fun,” he told Runner’s World.
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