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Canadian man signs $100,000 deal to run the Beer Mile

Over the past few years, the Beer Mile has become more and more popular with runners/beer lovers, to the point it’s considered a professional sport. If you’re not familiar, the Beer Mile is a challenge in which you drink a beer, run a lap on a 400m track, and repeat the act three more times. So, four beers, four laps. The “sport” has taken off so much that Lewis Kent just signed a two-year deal worth $100,000 to run the Beer Mile on the National Beer Mile Circuit. Whaa??

The 22-year-old Canadian is the world record holder, completing the Beer Mile in four minutes, 47 seconds. Here’s his world record run:

As we get closer to the Olympics, I think this would be a fun challenge for the KSR crew. Who would run a faster beer mile: me or Drew Franklin? I just did a half marathon, so I may have Drew beat when it comes to running, but he would definitely smoke me at chugging.


Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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4 Comments for Canadian man signs $100,000 deal to run the Beer Mile

  1. Sticky Ceiling
    12:06 pm May 19, 2016 Permalink

    How can you tell if someone ran a marathon?

    • Sticky Ceiling
      12:10 pm May 19, 2016 Permalink

      Don’t worry, they’ll tell you!

    • Mrs. Tyler Thompson
      12:13 pm May 19, 2016 Permalink

    • plumloopy
      12:24 pm May 19, 2016 Permalink

      Hi – just wanted to point out that I have run marathons.