I read this blog posting and just had to share it. Over 3,000 people did the Krispy Kreme Challenge Run today in downtown Raleigh. This is a 4 mile run broken up in the middle with eating 12 donuts. Runners that lose the donuts on the 2 miles after eating 12 donuts are disqualified.
The most amazing thing to me is the fact that this took one guy, Philip Curley, just over 31 minutes to run two miles, eat 12 donuts, and run another two miles. Let's assume that he was running a 6 minute mile pace, he plowed 12 donuts down in about 7 minutes. I might be able to eat 12 donuts in 7 minutes before I can run 4 miles at a 6 minute mile pace :-)
Some race stats quoted from the blog posting:
In order, those numbers refer to: number of calories eaten, distance ran, number of glazed donuts consumed, time alloted to complete the challenge. Some other key stats from the race:
31:20 — Winning time, registered by Philip Curley
10 — No. of runners for the first Krispy Kreme Challenge, in 2005.
3,035 — Number of registered runners for this year's race.
$20,000 — Money raised by the event for the North Carolina Children's Hospital
36,420 — Number of donuts prepared for the event
144 — No. of grams of fat in a dozen donuts (more than twice the recommended daily allowance)
2 — No. of minutes it took Dylan Selinger, a sophomore majoring in business at N.C. State to eat his 12 donuts
12 — No. of plastic lined trash cans awaiting runners at the finish line