Former Olympian Nick Symmonds Explains Why The ‘Big Mac Mile’ Was His Worst YouTube Video Idea Ever

This week on “We Run This,” two-time Olympian Nick Symmonds joined the show to discuss his time as an Olympic athlete for the United States and his new career hosting running challenges on his YouTube channel.

Symmonds’ channel is filled with videos of the former sprinter racing go-karts, Teslas, and even includes fitness challenges like doing 300 push-ups a day for 30 days.

We asked Nick which challenge was the hardest and, without hesitation, he explained just much the “Big Mac Mile” challenge sucked.

“I had this idea to do a mile, just like a beer mile. Drink a beer, run a lap, drink a beer four times. Beer mile. I’m like ‘how crazy would it be if we did it with Big Macs!’” jokes Symmonds.

Turns out, the experience was pretty damn awful.

Here’s the complete “Big Mac Mile” challenge. It’s as painful as it sounds.

In this interview, Nick talks about competing in the Olympics and the mental crash that happened when that part of his life ended, where he gets the inspiration for his YouTube videos, getting smoked by strangers on the street, a secret cheat he does before his races, why commentating for NBC sucked, and how to win a race against friends.