Top Worldwide Beer Milers Commit to Participate in Dec. 1 Championship
Austin, TX (Oct. 28, 2015) – The best Beer Milers in the world have committed to run in the 2015 FloTrack Beer Mile World Championships Dec. 1 in downtown Austin.
With the sport’s largest prize purse at stake, Canadian world record holder and reigning FloTrack Beer Mile World Champion Corey Gallagher (4:54.38 PR) will compete in the elite men’s race against the previous world record holder, Canadian Lewis Kent (4:55.78 PR). In addition, Canadian Jim Finlayson (5:01.24 PR) and American Michael Cunningham (5:07.90 PR) also join the field. Registration closes Nov. 29.
Gallagher, who set the world record earlier this month, won the inaugural FloTrack Beer Mile World Championships in Dec. 2014 with a winning time of 5:00.23.
The current stock of elite female competitors includes Americans Andrea Fisher (6:28.20 PR), who boasts the second-fastest Beer Mile time ever, Chris Kimbrough (6:28.60 PR), a mother of six and former world record holder, and Elizabeth Laseter (7:03.10 PR).
“This is the most competitive Beer Mile field ever assembled,” FloSports co-founder and COO Mark Floreani said. “The top beer milers in the world love competing in this electric atmosphere with a beer garden, food trucks, music and more.”
Free to the public and streamed live on FloTrack.com, the 2015 FloTrack Beer Mile World Championships is proud to feature theCHIVE’s KCCO line of beers as the “Official Beer” of the event. It will be served to event competitors as well as available to attendees for purchase.
Divisions at the 2015 FloTrack Beer Mile World Championships include two open heats, a sub-elite heat where runners must submit their times and qualify to participate, a celebrity heat, and the elite heats for both men and women to crown the 2015 World Champions. In addition, there will be relay divisions for local and national media, Austin tech companies, and more.
A popular initiation for many track athletes, the Beer Mile requires participants of drinking age to consume a 12-ounce can of beer before each of four laps in a mile.
For more information, to register to race, and to view the event live, visit Flotrack.org/BeerMileWorlds.
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