On the 4th of July, when the freedom is pulsing and the adult beverages are flowing, one can expect that some vomit may be hurled, that’s par for the course. But if you’re not drinking then you want absolutely nothing to do with puke. This poor new reporter felt the wrath of one person who had too much exercise and too much beer.
KTLA reporter Wendy Burch thought the worst part of her 4th of July was that she had to work on the national highlight. She would be gravely mistaken because not only would she be working on Independence Day, but she would be spending her time getting puked on. While covering the annual Hermosa Beach Ironman on Tuesday, one of the competitors gave Burch an inside scoop – they drank too many beers. This Ironman race had participants run a mile, swim a mile in the ocean, and then chug a six-pack of beer.
While interviewing one Ironman, who coincidentally had a bullseye and the words “puke here” written on his back, the on-the-scene reporter was splashed with a tidal wave of vomit. The event’s website stated, “First to finish without puking wins!” I guess that person did not win. As far as the reporter, she is recovering as best one can after being hit with a powerful fire hose-esque stream of regurgitated beer. “After that, it was a wrap,” the reporter said. “I drove home, took a hot shower and a long nap.” I’m guessing she didn’t have a beer.