Chris Kimbrough went on a beer run and came back with a world record.
Welcome to the "beer mile." It really exists and it's got a new star.
, a 44-year-old mother of six from Austin, Texas, set the women's mark of 6 minutes, 28.6 seconds on Nov. 2, besting the previous record by 13.4 seconds, according to reports.
According to rules on the Beermile.com
website, competitors must drink a beer before each of the four laps around a track. The website lists Kimbrough
as the event's top female performer.
ďI didnít want it to be a public thing [laughs], and then it ended up being a public thing
," Kimbrough told the Runner's World Newswire. "I really didnít think I could do it. Thatís a lot of beer in six minutes!Ē
Kimbrough has serious running cred, having finished 39th in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Women's Marathon trials
. But she had never attempted the beer mile, the YouTube description notes. Alteration Ale (5.1 percent alcohol) was the brew she consumed during the attempt.
Kimbrough, who shattered a mark that had stood since 1997
, will be back for another round. She qualified for the Flo Beer Mile World Championship
in Austin on Dec. 3, the championship site notes.
Kinda gives finishing kick a whole new meaning.
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