From the piece:
Dr. Julia Alleyne, who’s worked with Canadian athletes at five Olympic Games, cautions that women are among those that are at the greatest risk of suffering ill effects of beer miling.
“The concern we have in sport is the decreased muscle co-ordination, visual blurring and slow reaction time, because that leads to quick injuries,” said Alleyne. “Females or people with low body weight will feel those effects of alcohol sooner. And if their running time is longer, than someone who runs a 10 or 12-minute time is also now starting to feel effects as they start to run that third and fourth lap.
“They have higher risk of injuries, we’re talking about falls, we’re talking about secondary injuries to ligaments and cartilage. And post-race you might have done well but the effects of alcohol are still occurring in your body, and can certainly be more so 30 minutes after taking fast rapid alcohol than 10 minutes after.”