Warped Thought of the Day

A friend of mine is headed south to Central America this weekend and that got me thinking about tasty rum. […]

By on March 8, 2007 | 13 comments

A friend of mine is headed south to Central America this weekend and that got me thinking about tasty rum. I like rum, particularly good rum. Well, I mulled and muddled the topic for a we little bit before I decided a rum tasting tour of Latin America and the Caribbean might be in my future… when, as happens about every 14 seconds, my thoughts wandered to running. Alcohol and running, now we’re talking. Make the running/drinking mix a double, triple, or, heck, a full handle and we’re floored. My mind racing and intoxicated, I thought about running across Ireland drinking nothing but beer and then doing the same with rum in Jamaica or Cuba. So, that brings me to my question of the day:

What’s the best country to run across powered by nothing other than alcoholic beverages produced in that country and why?

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Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.