Man Paid Salary To Drink Beer, Run

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Last night--two weeks to the day before the December 1 Flotrack Beer Mile World Championships in Austin, Texas--Lewis Kent ran 4:51.9 to break the beer mile world record. Now, Kent is going to get paid for his combined beer-chugging and lap-running aptitude.
 
 
Kent announced his endorsement deal with Brooks on Tuesday evening. ESPN’s Darren Rovell first reported the signing, though he incorrectly reported that this is the “first mainstream sponsorship for the sport.” 2014 FloTrack Beer Mile World champion Corey Gallagher was sponsored by Under Armour for much of late 2014, including before, during, and after the inaugural World Championships.
 

THE BEER MILER: Corey Gallagher and Under Armour (Bonus Clip)
 
Brooks Canada marketing manager Jenine Lafayette noted that Kent’s contract included a base salary and incentives that added up to “more than we would pay an amateur athlete and less than we would pay an Olympian.” That roughly translates to a salary somewhere between zero and a million dollars per year.
 
Kent, a senior at Western Ontario, has traded the beer mile world record back and forth with Gallagher over the last four months. Last year, Gallagher won the FloTrack Beer Mile World Championships in 5:00.23, while the twenty-one year old Kent was fifth in 5:32.58.  The two will have a rematch at the second annual world championship on December 1 in downtown Austin, Texas

Ruby Stauber Reportedly To Transfer From LSU To Oregon

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After a standout freshman season with LSU, Ruby Stauber will reportedly take her talents to the Pacific Northwest to compete for the University of Oregon, according to a since-deleted tweet from the Wayzata High School girls cross country account:

'Just Wait,' Fred Kerley Could Win The Bowerman

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This week, FloTrack will introduce you to all six Bowerman finalists ahead of Friday's Bowerman Awards, which will crown one male and one female as the best track and field athletes in the NCAA for the 2017 season. You can watch the awards ceremony live from Phoenix on FloTrack here.

How Raevyn Rogers Could Win The Bowerman

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This week, FloTrack will introduce you to all six Bowerman finalists ahead of Friday's Bowerman Awards, which will crown one male and one female as the best track and field athletes in the NCAA for the 2017 season. You can watch the awards ceremony live from Phoenix on FloTrack here.

How Christian Coleman Could Win The Bowerman Award

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This week, FloTrack will introduce you to all six Bowerman finalists ahead of Friday's Bowerman Awards, which will crown one male and one female as the best track and field athletes in the NCAA for the 2017 season. You can watch the awards ceremony live from Phoenix on FloTrack here.

Who's No. 1? FloTrack Tackles The Katelyn Tuohy vs Claudia Lane Debate

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If you've paid the slightest modicum of attention to high school girls cross country this season, you know the names Katelyn Tuohy and Claudia Lane. 

2017 Bowerman Blind Resume Test

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The Bowerman Award Ceremony will be LIVE on FloTrack this Friday, December 15, at 9 PM ET.

Paul Tetreault, The 2017 Hometown Hero presented by Quicken Loans

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On behalf of the national mortgage lender Quicken Loans, FloSports is excited and honored to award Paul Tetreault, track and cross country coach at North Kingstown High School in Rhode Island with $25,000 to put towards a year’s worth of mortgage payments for being named the 2017 Hometown Hero.

How Keturah Orji Could Win The Bowerman Award

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This week, FloTrack will introduce you to all six Bowerman finalists ahead of Friday's Bowerman Awards, which will crown one male and one female as the best track and field athletes in the NCAA for the 2017 season. You can watch the awards ceremony live from Phoenix on FloTrack here.

How Lindon Victor Could Win The Bowerman Award

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This week, FloTrack will introduce you to all six Bowerman finalists ahead of Friday's Bowerman Awards, which will crown one male and one female as the best track and field athletes in the NCAA for the 2017 season. You can watch the awards ceremony live from Phoenix on FloTrack here.

How Maggie Ewen Could Win The Bowerman Award

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This week, FloTrack will introduce you to all six Bowerman finalists ahead of Friday's Bowerman Awards, which will crown one male and one female as the best track and field athletes in the NCAA for the 2017 season. You can watch the awards ceremony live from Phoenix on FloTrack here.