AUSTIN — In an all-out battle between defending Champion Corey Gallagher and world record-holder Lewis Kent, the beer mile crown was taken by Kent at the 2015 FloTrack Beer Mile World Championships. Kent ran 4:47 to take down the defending champion, improving his own world record by four seconds.
"To say that I’m the world record-holder and the World Champion now, it’s a great feeling,” Kent said.
Although the time was a significant personal best, defending champion Gallagher was unhappy with his performance.
Kent’s victory was his second-consecutive championship this year after claiming the win at the Beer Mile World Classic in San Francisco last August.
Prior to winning the Beer Mile World Championships, Kent was awarded a sponsorship contract with Brooks Running and represents the company in his beer mile endeavors, including a recent appearance on the Ellen Show.
As a member of the Western Ontario track team, Kent trains for the middle-distance events and maintains that he is currently in 4:12 mile shape. But the college athlete notes that the possibilities are endless when it comes to putting both running and beer chugging together.