As expected, world record holder Corey Bellemore (Canada) dominated the men's championship race at the 2023 Beer Mile World Classic. Bellemore was primed and ready to lower his own 4:28 beer mile world record, but chaos in the first 100 meters of the race caused him to lose a shoe and a British runner to go down.
Much like the men's 5-minute beer mile barrier that was once thought impossible a decade ago, the 6-minute barrier for women stood the test of time — until the 2023 Beer Mile World Classic. Shelby Houlihan crushed the barrier, finishing in 5:43 with a 63-second final 400m with four beers in her stomach.
Corey Bellemore lowered his own Beer Mile world record from 4:33 (set in 2017) to 4:28 at the 2021 Beer Mile World Classic event in Manchester, UK. Chris Robertson (USA) took 2nd place in a time of 4:40. Watch the Beer Mile World Record Run