Let masters compete at Beer Mile World Championships in Austin
Runner’s World online reports that an inaugural Beer Mile World Championships will be held at an unspecified locale this fall in Austin, Texas. “The first of its kind, the event hopes to draw the best-of-the-best beer milers in the world. American middle-distance elite runner Nick Symmonds is one of them,” the story says. Mark Floreani, a co-founder of sponsor Flocasts, said: “We want to connect the non-running public to an event where we have elite track and field athletes, show them something amazing, and have a good time doing it.” Mark said the event will have all the trappings of a pro-level track meet, including fully automatic timing, strict adherence to beer mile rules, a $5,000 prize for the win and a new world record. The listed men’s record is 4:57.1, set by James Nielsen on April 27, and the women’s is 6:42.0. Will masters compete? I’ve written Mark. Would you go? What’s your fave brew?