THIS past weekend, runner and mother of a sixpack (of kids, probably abs, too) Chris Kimbrough shaved an incredible 13 seconds off the existing women’s beer mile world record that stood since 1997.
The Austin, Texas-based Kimbrough finished in an incredible 6:28.6 in her first attempt at the event, besting Seanna Robinson’s 6:42.0.
The 44-year-old chugged down four beers en-route to her world record in Austin.
Though the beer mile was once just a goofy, boozy pursuit (well, it still is, sort of), serious runners and drinkers and running drinkers specifically train for the event now. In fact the inaugural Beer Mile World Championships will take place Dec. 3 in Austin.
“The run part wasn’t that hard for me,” Kimbrough said. “The last two [beers] were harder to get down because I felt like there was this air there, so it wasn’t going down. Having all those beers in [my] stomach didn’t really bother me as much as I thought it would. I think learning how to get the burp out more before you get to that next beer would probably help.”