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Meet the elite men of the beer mile

Corey Bellemore beer mile world record holder

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Corey Bellemore (Canada) - Beer Mile World Record Holder

Canadian Corey Bellemore is the current beer mile world record holder with a time of 4:33. He has held his position atop the leaderboard since the summer of 2016 when he became the first person to break the 4:40 barrier. He has won multiple beer mile world titles and runs professionally for Adidas (he has run a 3:57 mile sans beer). At the 2018 Beer Mile World Classic, he ran a 4:24 beer mile but was disqualified for having slightly too much foam left. 

 

Chris Robertson Beer Mile American Record Holder

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Chris Robertson (USA) - Beer Mile American Record Holder (#2 World All-Time)

American Chris Robertson currently stands at #2 in the world with a 4:46 beer mile and is the American record holder. He won the 2017 Beer Mile World Classic title in London. 

 

Dale Clutterbuck Beer Mile European Record Holder

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Dale Clutterbuck (England) - Beer Mile European Record Holder (#3 World All-Time)

Dale "King" Clutterbuck currently sits at #3 on the all-time world list and has the European record with a time of 4:47. He also holds impressive times on the track sans beer with a 3:38 1500m personal best. He won the 2018 Beer Mile World Classic title in Vancouver, BC. In 2017, he broke the Chunder Mile World Record with a time of 4:57

 

Lewis Kent Flotrack Beer Mile World Championship

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Lewis Kent (Canada) - Former Beer Mile World Record Holder (#5 World All-Time)

Canadian Lewis "Hollywood" Kent was the first beer miler to break into the mainstream, appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres show. He has won multiple beer mile world titles and was the world record holder prior to fellow Canadian Corey Bellemore. His 4:47 beer mile time at the 2015 Flotrack Beer Mile World Championship is his unofficial personal best (not run on a standard running track). His best time on a standard track is 4:51.

 

Josh Harris Australian Beer Mile Record Holder

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Josh Harris (Australia) - Australia / Asia Beer Mile Record Holder (#6 World All-Time)

Australian Josh "Harry" Harris holds a 4:51 beer mile personal best, which is the fastest time by anyone in Australia / NZ / Asia. He is a previous world record holder, posting multiple beer miles just over 5 minutes in 2012 and 2013. His best event is the marathon. He represented Australia in the 2017 World Championship Marathon in London and holds a 2:17 marathon personal best.

 

James Nielsen first sub-5 beer mile

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James Nielsen (USA) - First Sub-5 Beer Mile

American James "The Beast" Nielsen was the first ever person to break the 5-minute barrier for the beer mile when he ran a 4:57 in 2014. Though he never topped the leaderboard at any beer mile world championship event, his sub-5 beer mile inspired the next generation and brought down the mythical 5-minute barrier for everyone else, much like Bannister's breaking of the 4-minute mile barrier.

 

Men's Beer Mile World Champions

Beer Mile World Classic

Individual Champions

 Year Winner Country Video Link
2018 Dale Clutterbuck England Link
2017 Chris Robertson USA Link
2016 Corey Bellemore Canada Link
2015 Lewis Kent Canada Link

 

Team Champions

 Year Winning Country Race Location
2018 USA Vancouver, BC Canada
2017 USA London, UK
2016 Canada London, UK
2015 Canada San Francisco, USA

 

Flotrack Beer Mile World Championship

Individual Champions

 Year Winner Country Video Link
2017 Race Discontinued N/A
2016 Corey Bellemore Canada Link
2015 Lewis Kent Canada Link
2014 Corey Gallagher Canada Link

 

Meet the elite women of the beer mile

 

Allison Grace Morgan (USA) - Reigning Beer Mile World Champion

Allison Grace Morgan was the 2019 beer mile world champion in Berlin, Germany in a time of 6:24. She dominated the race, leading wire-to-wire. She is the favorite for becoming the next world record holder.

 

Erin O'Mara after winning beer mile world classic

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Erin O'Mara (USA) - Beer Mile World Record Holder (Unofficial)

Erin O'Mara (pictured right above) has the unofficial world record for the beer mile in 6:08. The record is unofficial because it was not run on a track (the Flotrack Beer Mile World Championships were not held on a standard running track). She has multiple world titles to her name. 

 

Elizabeth Herndon wins Flotrack beer mile

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Elizabeth Herndon (USA)

Elizabeth Herndon won the first ever Flotrack Beer Mile World Championship in world record fashion with a time of 6:17. She has not raced at recent championship events.

 

Chris Kimbrough Beer Mile

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Chris Kimbrough (USA) - Former World Record Holder, Master's Record Holder

American Chris Kimbrough is a former beer mile world record holder with a time of 6:28, which she ran as a 45 year old. She was consistently among the top finishers at the Flotrack Beer Mile World Championship events.

 

Andrea Fisher Beer Mile Master's World Record Holder

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Andrea Fisher (USA) - Beer Mile Master's World Record Holder

American Andrea Fisher is the master's world record holder for the beer mile with a time of 6:26. She was consistently among the top competitors at the Flotrack Beer Mile World Championship races. Outside of the beer mile, Andrea competed as a professional triathlete for 16 years, completing her first Ironman at the age of 24 and placing high in the ranks at several world championship triathlon events.

 

Caitlin Judd Batten wins Flotrack Beer Mile

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Caitlin (Judd) Batten (USA)

Caitlin Batten (formerly Judd) has been consistently at the top of the beer mile ranks throughout the world championship races the past few years. She has multiple beer mile world titles to her name and holds a personal best of 6:28.

 

Bryony Pearce wins Beer Mile World Classic

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Bryony Pearce (England)

Consistency is key. Bryony Pearce has now won back-to-back Beer Mile World Classic titles. Both years, she was not the first woman across the finish line but those in front of her failed to finish their beers. She always finishes her beers and has ended up with two world titles as a result.

 

Women's Beer Mile World Champions

Beer Mile World Classic

Individual Champions

 Year Winner Country
2018 Bryony Pearce England
2017 Bryony Pearce England
2016 Erin O'Mara USA
2015 Caitlin Judd Batten USA

 

Team Champions

 Year Winning Country Race Location
2018 England Vancouver, BC Canada
2017 England London, UK
2016 England London, UK
2015 USA San Francisco, USA

 

Flotrack Beer Mile World Championship

Individual Champions

 Year Winner Country
2017 Race Discontinued N/A
2016 Caitlin Judd Batten USA
2015 Erin O'Mara USA
2014 Elizabeth Herndon USA

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