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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.
The inaugural US Beer Mile Championship in Chicago did not disappoint. World record holder, Allison Grace Morgan (6:16 personal best), took the women's crown against the deepest women's field ever assembled. American record holder, Chris Robertson (4:37 personal best), cruised to win the men's title. The Beer Mile World Classic...
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
Chris Robertson Betters Dale Clutterbuck's Previous Record by Four Seconds with 4:53 World Record
Chris Robertson lowers his own Beer Mile American Record to 4:37 (previously 4:38) in September 2020 in a beer mile world record attempt. This comes a week after breaking the Beer 2-Mile World Record in 10:18.
Chris Robertson (USA) shattered the once-thought-untouchable Beer 2-Mile World Record of 11:39 previously held by Jim Finlayson of Canada. Robertson completed the Beer 2-Mile in 10:18 to break the world record by well over a minute.
Americans Chris Robertson and Allison Grace Morgan Win 2020 Beer Mile World Classic In Record Fashion
Allison Grace Morgan Sets New 6:16 Women's Beer Mile World Record; Chris Robertson Breaks Own Beer Mile American Record in 4:38