31 Aug '15, 8pm

The 420 Games mix marijuana and running in an effort to change stereotypes:

The 420 Games mix marijuana and running in an effort to change stereotypes:

The second annual 420 Games road race was held on August 15 with more than 500 runners. The event’s organizer, Jim McAlpine, estimates 50 percent competed while high. The runners were all there to accomplish one main goal according to McAlpine—change the stoner culture stereotype. “When someone uses cannabis, the outside world looks at them as stupid, lazy stoners,” McAlpine told Runner’s World Newswire . “We are using our athleticism to change the way people think.” To prove his point, McAlpine brings up the male winner of the race, Chris Barnicle , who won while under the influence of marijuana in 15:57. Barnicle is an Olympic Trials qualifier in the marathon and outspoken about his marijuana use while training. The race was competitive, bringing in a few talented runners from the area. “That’s the thing I’m most proud of, when you look at the crowd it was very athletic,...

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