When I first heard of the Hermosa Beach Ironman, I thought it was going to be an actual Ironman (You know, the one where you swim a few miles, run a marathon, then bike over 100 miles). Well, turns out, the Hermosa Beach Ironman — held every Fourth of July for more than 30 years — is not your typical triathlon.
At this Ironman, competitors must run a mile down the beach, paddle a mile on their board of choice and then return to the beach to chug a 6-pack of beer. The kicker? You are disqualified if you puke. First person to finish without puking wins.
Needless to say, there was a lot of puking.