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?

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May 13, 2014

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  1. David E. Ortman (M61), Seattle, WA - May 13, 2014

    So many Beer-Miles, so many beers.

    Here are some you don’t want to bring to the Beer-Mile:

    Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA (Dogfish)
    Orkney Skull Splitter (Orkney)
    Rogue Dead Guy Ale (Rogue)
    Left Hand 400 Pound Monkey IPA (Left Hand Brewing)
    Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot (Weyerbacher)
    Victory Old Horizontal (Victory)
    Tommyknocker Butt Head Bock (Tommyknocker)
    Shock Top End of the World (Shock Top)
    SKA – Buster Nut Brown Ale (SKA)

    These might be more inspiring:
    Victory Whirlwind Wit (Victory)
    Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale (Stone Brewing Co.)
    Victory Fesbier (Victory)
    Anything brewed by Green Flash (e.g Green Flash Le Freak) (Green Flash)
    Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA (Bear Republic)
    Flying Dog Doggie Style Pale Ale ( Flying Dog)
    Cambridge Brewing Big Man IPA (Cambridge Brewing Co.)

    You might want to chase it down with a Monster Energy Drink, though.

  2. wayne bennett - May 14, 2014

    I’m in the dark. What are the rules for a beer-mile?

  3. Ken Stone - May 14, 2014

    Rules are here:

    But basically:
    Clock starts, you drink a beer.
    After each lap, drink a beer.

    (No beer after finishing the mile.)

  4. Joe Warnemunde - May 14, 2014

    Have the milk mile also run at this meet and I promise I’ll be there. The rules are the same as the beer mile. This would be fun I’m in.

  5. Mark Cleary - May 15, 2014

    I remember my friend Dave Clingan had done a few of these several years ago and would most definitely be up for the Masters version. Dave loves his beer !

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