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Canadian beer miler Lewis Kent recently announced a new book that details his rise to beer mile stardom, including multiple beer mile world titles, beer mile world records, and appearances on ESPN, Buzzfeed, Ellen, and dozens of other major outlets.
On August 11, 2018 at 2:00 PM, the top beer milers from around the world were assembling at an undisclosed high school track just outside of Vancouver, B.C. for the 4th annual Beer Mile World Classic. Nine of the top ten beer milers of all time were in attendance to compete for the world title and attempt to shave a few seconds off their respective national records.
Here at TheBeerMile.Org, we want to provide insight and transparency into the world of the beer mile, which is why we asked if we could publish this post from American Record Holder Chris Robertson's blog from early 2018. He reveals all about the common question 'How does one train for the beer mile?'
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.