Corey Bellemore still the GOAT — Allison Grace Morgan takes the women's crown — Team USA Men 3-peat and USA Women take team title
In 2014, the 5-minute barrier was broken for the first time. Now, there are 11 men who have run sub-5 and the world record stands at 4:33, set in October 2017. Will we see this mark taken down in 2019?
Corey Bellemore has held his position atop the world beer mile leaderboard since the summer of 2016 when he became the first person to break the 4:40 barrier with a 4:39 time trial at a local track in Canada. The next day, he traveled to London to compete in the Beer Mile World Classic where he lowered the world record to 4:34.35 and caught attention from media outlets around the world.
Instead of consuming four 12-ounce beers as in the standard beer mile, the chunder mile requires four imperial pints (20 fluid ounces each) to be chugged out of pint cups. That's nearly double the volume of beer - 80 ounces in the chunder mile versus 48 ounces in the standard beer mile.
Jim Finlayson of Canada, the OG beer miler, set the world record on May 13, 2016 in Victoria, BC in a time of 11:39, which shattered the previous world record by a couple of minutes. He made it the full 8 beers and 8 laps without vomiting—though he vomited shortly after finishing. And he did it as a 43-year-old. Take a look at this beast of not only the beer mile, but now the beer two-mile.