Chris Kimbrough is a forty-four-year-old mother of six who lives in Austin, Texas. She’s a runner, who has qualified for a couple of Olympic Marathon Trials in the past. She also just shattered the women’s Beer Mile record! If you’re not familiar, here’s some basic info on what a Beer Mile is:
The foundation of any true beer mile is built upon two things: drinking beer and running a mile. The most common format of the beer mile requires a single participant to drink a full-sized beer, run a quarter mile, then repeat the process three times. This results in the consumption of four beers and the running of four quarter miles (hence the beer mile). The entire process is timed. The total time is often used as a measuring stick of competency.
Runner’s World has the scoop on how Ms. Kimbrough’s record-breaking run happened:
Chris Kimbrough, a 44-year-old mother of six, shattered the women’s beer mile world record by 13 seconds, running 6:28.6 in her first attempt at the event. The previous record was held by Seanna Robinson, who ran 6:42.0 in 1997.
Beer mile records are not recognized by USATF or the IAAF, of course, but they are tracked at BeerMile.com, where a list of widely used rules can be found. The general idea is that competitors drink a beer, run a lap, and repeat the sequence three times.
The record-breaking run — including the beer drinking — was recorded. Watch it, in all its glory:
Head over to Runner’s World to learn more about how Ms. Kimbrough prepared for the run, as well as her future plans.