This marathoner tackled Heartbreak Hill with a beer in hand

Usually, runners wait until after the race.

Newton, MA- April 17, 2017: Runners begin their climb up  Heartbreak Hill on Commonwealth Avenue in Newton, MA, on  April 17, 2017. It is the 121st running of the Boston Marathon, a 26.2-mile journey from Hopkinton to Copley Square.  (Globe staff photo / Craig F. Walker) section: metro reporter
Runners begin their climb up Heartbreak Hill on Commonwealth Avenue in Newton. –Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe

Despite its many challenging miles, the Boston Marathon’s most infamously difficult section is Newton’s Heartbreak Hill.

And one runner —  Arizona resident Daradee Murray, according to her bib number — took a unique approach to conquering the formidable mile-20 stretch.

“I’m drinking a beer and I’m limping,” Murray told WBZ-TV’s Breana Pitts as she walked Heartbreak Hill during Monday’s race.

“It’s not perfect, but I’m getting there,” she said.

Generally, nutrition experts recommend water as the preferred mode of hydration — or to at least wait until after the race.

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