Booze, Puke & Guts: Ohio Woman Sets Beer Mile World Record
on 06/12/14 at 9:50 pmBeer
On Wednesday evening, under a rapidly darkening sky, 27-year-old Tod Neer ran across the blacktop of the Formula 1 track in Austin, Texas, and crossed the finish line at the Beer Mile World Championships. He immediately went into the grass on the right-hand side of the track and vomited out about four cans worth of beer before raising his arms above his head, fists clenched in the universal sign of victory. With that very beer-mile-ish physical display and a time of 7 minutes, 40.93 seconds, Neer won the first-ever race at the first-ever Beer Mile World Championships.
Neer’s race was the least competitive of the night. The event culminated in the running of two elite races, one for the women and one for the men. Elizabeth Herndon from Fort Wayne, Indiana won the women’s in 6:17.76 (a world record) and Corey Gallagher from Winnipeg, Manitoba won the men’s in 5:00.23 (the world record for men is 4:57).