The disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong failed to complete a beer-mile run at a race near his Texas home on Wednesday.
Challengers must drink a beer every 400m round the track. However, Armstrong, 43, dropped out after just one lap, claiming that the challenge was a lot harder than he had anticipated.
Patrick Hitchens, who completed the beer-mile run, said: "He drank Budweiser heavy from a 12 ounce can, no widemouth, following strict international beer mile standards.
"Perhaps his days with Michelob Ultra Lite put him at a disadvantage. He’s probably on his way to a gas station getting some Budweisers right now and practising his chugging. He’s a competitor. I hope to see him out there again.”