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Last updated: August 10, 2021 launched the Beer Mile Podcast, the first podcast of its kind aimed at entertaining the running world and the beer mile community with marquee guests like Craig Engels, Eric Jenkins, Colleen Quigley, Nick Symmonds and Karissa Schweizer. The show's video version make its unique and more entertaining than a traditional podcast. Don't take our word for it. See for yourself!

Beer Mile Podcast Description

The Beer Mile Podcast is co-hosted by Chuggernauts Chris Robertson and Adam Shurson. Chris is a Beer Mile World Champion and Record Holder and Adam is the engineer extraordinaire behind the upcoming website refresh.

It's like Flotrack, LetsRun, or CitiusMag but with more beer and tomfoolery. The running world could use a little more spice and flare. Chris and Adam are willing to bring it to you.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 46 - Hitting the Trails with JUSTIN GRUNEWALD

Justin Grunewald is a pro trail runner for Altra and Rabbit, an ER Physician, a father, and the Chair of Brave Like Gabe. This conversation has it all. On the running side, we discuss how Justin got into mountain running, crushing FKTs, his upcoming race UTMB CCC 100km, and how he (and his partner Amanda Basham) balances training in the mountains in Colorado with fatherhood and being a doctor in Minnesota. He also predicts Chris's time for the upcoming Pikes Peak Marathon.

Justin gives the backstory on how his wife, Gabriele Grunewald, and friends started the Brave Like Gabe foundation and how meeting Chip Gaines in Central Park accelerated the foundation's work with some massive donations. Chip Gaines also pimped out a van for Justin. We close it out with a good 'ole beer discussion.

Justin is a beer expert and has hopes of opening his brewery. He reviews the beer of the week with Chris and gives the deets on what his dream brewery looks like.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 43 - Gabbi Jennings Joins Team BOSS and Signs with ADIDAS

Gabbi Jennings is making moves! Gabbi gives the deets on signing with Adidas and joining Team BOSS, taking you behind the scenes of how it all unfolded.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 41 - Olympian Woody Kincaid Is Ready to Bring Home an Olympic Medal

Woody Kincaid reflects on the 2021 US Olympics Trials, where he won the national title in the 10000m and placed third in the 5000m to punch his ticket to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in both events. Woody dives into his training, his career, and goals for the Tokyo Olympics. We also touch on Paul Chelimo, the Shelby Houlihan case, and which Bowerman Track Club men and women would be best at the beer mile.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 38 - Jake Riley Discusses his Training and Race Strategy for the Tokyo Olympics Marathon

Jake Riley talks about his training and race strategy for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Marathon on August 8, 2021.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 36 - URGENT: Mandy Perkins collecting all resumes to work at NIKE + Roast of Chris

A banger episode combining the career tips you didn't know you needed with a roast of Chris. Mandy Perkins gives us the deets on getting a job at Nike (hint: it's all about the padfolio and weight of the paper you print your resume on) and we talk all things track, college life, running D1, starting a career, and a whole lot more. So sit back, spruce up that resume, and make sure your subject line includes all caps: URGENT - PLZ READ

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 35 - Bryce Hoppel — Olympic Gold Medal Contender

Bryce Hoppel talks about his prep for the 2021 Olympics, transition from college to pro running, taking on Donavan Brazier, nightlife in Kansas, the beer mile, and more. Bryce dominated his junior year at Kansas University (2019), winning more than 20 races in a row and placing 4th at the 2019 Doha World Champs. He signed with Adidas and has continued proving he is among the top in the world as a pro, now holding a 1:43 800m personal best and setting the American record in the Indoor 1000m with a time of 2:16.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 34 - Gambling with the Gregsons: Genevieve and Ryan are ALL IN on Puma

Genevieve (Lacaze) and Ryan Gregson join us to talk all things Australia vs. USA, betting on sports, prepping for the Olympics, and explaining their decision to switch from Nike to Puma. Gen and Ryan also discuss the current state of athletics (track & field) in Australia and how that impacted their decision to sign with Puma. As if entertaining guests weren't enough, Chris and Adam bring the accents and lingo from Down Under.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 33 - Adelle Tracey and Ben Coldray: Our Cup of Tea

This week we have our first guests from England, Adelle Tracey and Ben Coldray. Adelle has represented Great Britain at World Championships in the 800m, with a personal best of 1:59. She is also a hair, makeup, and prosthetic artist on film sets. Ben is an elite runner himself, with personal bests of 1:49 for 800m and 4:03 for the mile, and now an entrepreneur with his company Athlete Mannies. Ben has also competed at several Beer Mile World Championships representing England.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 32 - Sage Hurta: NCAA Champ Ready for the Big Leagues

Sage has been on a tear, winning the NCAA Indoor 1 Mile title in March in 4:30 and recently setting a PB of 4:08 for 1500m at the USATF Grand Prix. We discuss which professional groups she's eyeing, balancing academics with training (she has a 3.97 GPA in Engineering), and the best places to run and eat in Boulder. It also wouldn't be a Beer Mile Podcast without getting into a littler banter about her boyfriend Joe Klecker and her two dogs.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 31 - The Natosha Rogers Comeback Story + Roast of Adam

Natosha Rogers details the ups and downs of her running career, including stepping away from the sport entirely to enter the working world while battling knee pain after surgery. Get to know her inspirational story of grit and determination in the action-packed episode. It's also reckoning day for Adam and he gets roasted hardcore. Natosha's accolades (so far): NCAA champ (2012) while at Texas A&M; 2nd in the 10,000m at the 2012 Olympic Trials; USA Cross Country National Champ (2019); 10,000m personal best of 31:12 (2020)

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 29 - Growing Track & Field with Free Streaming + Kansas City Qualifier Preview

Chris Chavez (CITIUS Mag), Cooper Knowlton and Dave Alfano (Trials of Miles) join the show to preview the Kansas City Qualifier meet on May 1 and discuss their approach to producing track meets to grow the sport. This is a follow-up (Part 2) to our previous episode with Jesse Williams of Sound Running taking listeners behind the scenes of track and field and digging into the business, economics, and future of the sport.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 28 - Fixing Track with Jesse Williams of Sound Running

Jesse Williams of Sound Running (formerly Head of Sports Marketing at Brooks) joins the show to take listeners behind the scenes of Track & Field and ideate on how to improve the sport. The guys discuss forming a track league, the economics of putting on track meets, getting money into athletes' hands, and making track more like UFC.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 27 - Ari Klau Is ALL IN on Training for Triathlon

Ari Klau sidelines his career as a software engineer to go all in on training and bet on himself as a triathlete, runner, and content creator. Ari is as real as they come and is the definition of betting on yourself and following your dreams.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 25 - Cole Hocker & Cooper Teare After Dominating NCAA Indoor Track Nationals

Cooper Teare and Cole Hocker join the pod after sweeping the DMR, 1 mile, and 3000m races at NCAA Indoor Track Nationals. The Oregon men also took home the team national title. Cole and Cooper break down their breakout indoor season, where they both ran 3:50 for the mile. The boys also discuss going pro, the Olympic trials, running YouTube, the chalice, the beer mile, and a whole lot more.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 24 - Horrible Bosses 3: The Beer Mile Extended Cut

We interview Baylee Mires and Shayla Houlihan to see if they have what it takes to join the Beer Mile Media team as coaches. Little do they know they are dealing with the most horrible bosses in the game.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 22 - Justyn Knight and Cory McGee Cameo

Justyn Knight a.k.a Canada's Sweetheart joins the podcast hot off his W at the Texas Qualifier Men's 1500m. Cory McGee also makes a cameo appearance to urge Joe Bosshard to try out the beer mile.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 21 - Texas Qualifier Recap & Interviews + CALLING OUT WesFly and Sinclaire Johnson

The boys recap the Texas Qualifier meet and give you post-race interviews with Justyn Knight, Elle Purrier, Sinclaire Johnson, Isaiah Harris, and Konstanze Klosterhalfen. They also have some beef with WesFly Athletics CEO Everett Smulders and Sinclaire Johnson.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 20 - Clean Sport Collective: Doping, SuperShoes, Alberto Salazar, Bashing Tom Brady

Kara Goucher, Shanna Burnette, and Chris McClung of Clean Sport Collective join the podcast to talk all things doping, supershoes, drug testing process, Alberto Salazar, and more. They also go behind the scenes of Clean Sport Collective as an organization and their goals around telling the stories of clean athletes through their Clean Sport Collective podcast. Take the pledge on and tag @the_beer_mile and @cleansportco on Instagram. Adam and Chris also announce they're sponsoring the Men's 1500m at the Trials of Miles Texas Qualifier on February 27 and continue #ShootYourShot with Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Tom Brady.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 19 - Vanessa Fraser and Sinclaire Johnson of the Bowerman Track Club

Get to know Sinclaire Johnson and Vanessa Fraser of the Bowerman Track Club. The squad discusses clubbing, pro running, Bowerman Track Club, and they place some high stakes on a game of Flip Cup. The boys also get some conversation topics from Sinclaire's mom and have a few spicy questions up their sleeves.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 18 - Emma Abrahamson: Dating Life & Starting Crazed Foods Energy Bars

The boys play #TruthOrDrink with Emma Abrahamson to get the deets on everything she's got going on in her life. She discusses the excitement and challenges that have come with starting her own energy bar company, her dating life, running/triathlon training, and a whole lot more. Chris and Adam make sure to dig up a little spice to keep the questions exciting.

Check out Emma's energy bars 

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 17 - #FastBraidFriday with Colleen Quigley and Pie

The Beer Mile boys join Colleen Quigley and her dog, Pie, in Flagstaff during her altitude training camp. They come bearing gifts for both Pie and Colleen, and Adam shows off his braiding skills in this edition of #FastBraidFriday. They also discuss how training is going for Colleen, her modeling career, her running goals for the next few years, and a whole lot more.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 16 - "BEEF" between Craig Engels, Josh Thompson, Centro, Jenkins, Kerr + Giveaways

Chris and Adam break down the "Beef" between Craig Engels and Josh Thompson resulting from the last 2 episodes of the Beer Mile Podcast (Ep14 and Ep15 - Backyard Beers with Craig Engels and Eric Jenkins). Somehow Centro, Jenkins, Donavan Brazier, and Josh Kerr all got pulled into the "Beef" as well.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 15 - Backyard Beers with Craig Engels and Eric Jenkins Part 2

Part 2 of Backyard Beers with Craig Engels and Eric Jenkins steps it up a notch as the night wears on and the beers are flowing. Ass tats are revealed and Chris and Adam drop even spicier deets they got from Craig's and Eric's family, friends, former teammates, girlfriends, and exes.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 14 - Backyard Beers with Craig Engels and Eric Jenkins Part 1

Craig Engels and Eric Jenkins join Chris and Adam for some beers and banter in the backyard. The boys were having so much fun, they recorded for over 2 hours and the Backyard Beers series was born. Chris and Adam did their homework by sliding into the DMs of Eric/Craig's friends, family, and ex-girlfriends to pull out some topics never discussed before.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 13 - Ryan Hill on leaving Nike BTC for Hoka NAZ Elite

Ryan Hill talks about his time with the Bowerman Track Club and his decision to leave Nike for Hoka Northern Arizona Elite under Coach Ben Rosario. Ryan discusses his move to Flagstaff, his career thus far, and his goals for 2021 and beyond. And, of course, we ask Ryan about the beer mile, whether he's done one, and which pro runner he think would be best at the event.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 12 - Chris Chavez of Citius Mag: Behind the Scenes of Pro Running

Chris Chavez gives his backstory on becoming one of the most notable pro running reporters in the game. He dives into his time at Flotrack, writing for Sports Illustrated, and the Citius Mag origin story. Chris also has a lot of fun stories from the races he's covered, including interviewing Usain Bolt, the Olympics, and post-race parties. And, of course, it wouldn't be a Beer Mile Podcast episode without bringing in the beer mile and planning logistics for a beer milers vs pro runners showdown in 2021.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 11 - Total Running Productions: Behind the Scenes and 2021 Predictions

Andy and Eunice of Total Running Productions take Adam and Chris behind the scenes of one of the most popular running YouTube channels in the world. They discuss their engagement, the Total Running Productions origin story, the beer mile, and they give their 2021 predictions for track and the Olympics. As always, lively debates are plentiful in this episode, especially during The Last Gulp closing questions where Adam and Chris learn how to properly drink tequila from tequila royalty herself.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 9 - Allie Ostrander and The Athlete Special of the Brooks Beasts + Flip Cup

Chris and Adam take on Allie Ostrander and The Athlete Special (Spencer Brown) of the Brooks Beasts in Flip Cup. The stakes are high for this epic showdown.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 8 - Ciaran O'Lionaird's Olympic Comeback, Not Dead Yet Tour, Burning Man, DJing, Beer Mile, and More

Ciaran O'Lionaird joins Chris and Adam for an interview + 30 minute DJ set at the end of the episode. Ciaran O'Lionaird is a 3:34 1500m man from Cork, Ireland. He represented Ireland at the 2011 World Championships, the 2012 Olympics, and took bronze in the 2013 European Champs 3000m. However, a string of injuries led him to retire from pro running and focus on his career working at Nike, hardly running at all for several years.

But Ciaran is a competitor and he is making a comeback to training in 2020 in what he is calling the NOT DEAD YET TOUR. We're rooting for Ciaran's continued health and success building toward the 2021 Olympics for redemption on his 2012 Olympic appearance. Ciaran's also has great stories to tell from his life outside running, including his time at Burning Man and DJing.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 7 - Karissa Schweizer's Running Journey, Kodiak Cakes, Bowerman Track Club Beer Mile

Karissa Schweizer joins the Beer Mile Podcast to discuss her running journey, how she ended up at the Bowerman Track Club, diet/cooking, goals for the 2021 season, and her Kodiak Cakes sponsorship. We also learn more about some of her teammates and tee up the possibility of a Bowerman Track Club beer mile after the 2021 Olympics. Karissa holds the American Indoor Record for 3000m in a time of 8'25 and personal bests of 14'26 for 5000m and 4'00 for 1500m.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 6 - Stephanie Brown: Unsponsored Pro Running, Beer Mile, Body Image, Big Bear Track Club Drama

Stephanie Brown joins the Beer Mile Podcast to discuss professional running (both sponsored and unsponsored), coming back from injury, diet, body image, and her goals for 2021. Chris and Adam also get the deets on a potential Beer Mile World Record attempt and the drama at Big Bear Track Club. Stephanie runs professionally and has personal bests of 4'06 for 1500m and 2'01 for 800m.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 5 - Lewis Kent on Beer Mile Fame, Brooks Deal, Beer Mile Shoes, Ellen Show

Lewis "Hollywood" Kent brought the beer mile to the mainstream in 2015. He went from being a normal college kid in the spring to being the first professional beer miler in the fall. He became the face of the beer mile worldwide after breaking the world record, winning 2 world titles, signing a deal with Brooks and National Beer Mile, and appearing on Ellen and other media outlets throughout the world. Brooks even made him a custom pair of beer mile racing flats, which he showcases in this episode.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 4 - Nick Symmonds Discusses the Beer Mile, Entrepreneurship, PR Stunts, Growing a Brand, Selling Run Gum, and More.

In episode of the Beer Mile Podcast, hosts Chris and Adam sit down with Nick Symmonds, 2-time Olympian and CEO of Run Gum. They talk all things beer mile, pro running, entrepreneurship, building a brand, crazy challenges, fitness goals, and more. Nick gives insights into all aspects of his life getting to where he is today and shares his goals for 2021 and beyond.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 3 - Beer Mile Rule Variations, Chasing World Records

In this episode of the Beer Mile Podcast, Chris and Adam discuss the popular beer mile rule variations and debate which are the softest records to take down. Adam samples a few of the events digestively as they go. They also talk through Chris's beer mile world record attempt and which world records they will be chasing in the coming months.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 2 - Virtual Races Are Dumb, Beer Mile World Champs 2020, Wipe Your Butt Properly

In this episode of the Beer Mile Podcast, Chris and Adam enlighten the audience with their hot takes on virtual races and they commentate the Beer Mile World Classic 2020. They also discuss the proper way to wipe your butt. You won't want to miss this crucial life information.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 1 - Chugging 4 Beers for MS Society Charity, Beer 2-Mile World Record

In this episode of the Beer Mile Podcast, Chris and Adam let you share in their misery as they chug 4 beers as fast as they can as part of the Chug4Good charity fundraiser for the MS Society coordinated by beer milers around the world. They also watch and react to Jim Finlayson's Beer 2-Mile World Record video. Note, this episode was recorded a week before Chris broke Jim's world record.

Beer Mile Podcast Episode 0 - If Flotrack and LetsRun Drank More Beer

In this introductory episode of the Beer Mile Podcast, Chris and Adam give context for the podcast's creation and set the stage for what's to come. It's like Flotrack, LetsRun, or CitiusMag but with more beer and tomfoolery. The running world could use a little more spice and flare. Chris and Adam are willing to take one for the team and fill that void for you, even if that means calling out Centro and El Guerrouj.

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