Chris Kimbrough Shatters World Beer Mile Record

Mother of six, runner, and super-hero Chris Kimbrough has smashed the existing world beer mile record. Once thought unbeatable Chris slaughtered Seanna Robinson’s 1997 record of ^:42.0 by an astonishing 13 seconds.

The event challenges athletes to drink four beers and run a mile – all of it against the clock.

And don’t think this is a wimpy, lmid strength event either. The Official Beer Mile rules require the beer contain at least 5.0 per cent alcohol by volume.

Chris Kimbrough Image: rogueracingteam.wordpress.com

Chris Kimbrough Image: rogueracingteam.wordpress.com

44 year-old Chris Kimbrough, of Austin Texas, made her Rouge Racing Team proud by slamming down all four of her local brews – Alternation Ale – at room temperature and clocking a world record time of 628.6.

Athletes must drink a beer at the start line and one beer roughly every 400m enroute to completing the 1609 meter course.

And while it might seem a pleasant distraction to drink a beer after running each 400 meter lap, drinking while puffing is not for the faint-hearted. Runners can be disqualified for spilling too much beer and not finishing their beer.

In fact, it has now got to the point where some runners will train specifically for this event!

“The run part wasn’t that hard for me,” Kimbrough said. “The last two (beers) were harder to get down because I felt like there was this air here, so it wasn’t going down. Having all those beers in (my) stomach didn’t really bother me as much as I thought it would. I think learning how to get the burp out more before you get to that next beer would probably help.”

The World Beer Mile Championships take place in Austin on December 3.

I hope you’re ready.

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