picture of 2016 FloTrack Beer Mile World Championships

Completed · Dec 17, 2016

The third annual FloTrack Beer Mile World Championships are returning to the Austin American-Statesman on Dec. 17, 2016. Both the men's and women's world records were broken at the Statesman last December. Erin O'Mara will be back to defend her world record and world championship, while world record holder Corey Bellemore will make his World Championships debut.

  1. Corey Bellemore Wins Beer Mile Worlds By 11 Seconds In 4:49

    Corey Bellemore Wins Beer Mile Worlds By 11 Seconds In 4:49

    Dec 17, 2016

    Corey Bellemore trailed after one beer, but quickly took over the FloTrack Beer Mile World Championships on the first lap and dominated the rest of the race. Bellemore, the world record holder, was at 67 seconds at the the start of the second beer, 2:21 at the start of the third, 3:36 at the fourth, and 4:49 at the finish. 
  2. Caitlin Batten Wins As World Record Time Is DQ'd For Not Drinking Enough

    Caitlin Batten Wins As World Record Time Is DQ'd For Not Drinking Enough

    Dec 17, 2016

    In her first ever competitive beer mile, Ali Grace Morgan ran 6:07--but was disqualified for leaving too much beer in her cans. Caitlin Batten won in 6:29 after leading most of the race. Veteran beer miler and Austinite Andrea Fisher was second in 6:31, marking her second runner-up finish at the FloTrack Beer Mile World Championships.
  3. The Best Beer Miler Ever By Far Doesn't Train For It At All

    The Best Beer Miler Ever By Far Doesn't Train For It At All

    Dec 15, 2016

    Corey Bellemore's beer miling career started in a way true to the event's haphazard roots: He was halfway through dinner in Windsor, Canada, when a friend showed up at his house with a six-pack of beer and ordered him to the local track. "I finished the last couple bites, and my friend and I agreed that if it went poorly, no one will ever find out about it," said Bellemore.
  4. Men's Beer Mile World Championships: Former Champs vs. World Record-Holder

    Men's Beer Mile World Championships: Former Champs vs. World Record-Holder

    Dec 15, 2016

    What: 2016 FloTrack Beer Mile World Championships
  5. Women's Beer Mile World Championships Preview: The Race For Sub-6:00 Is On

    Women's Beer Mile World Championships Preview: The Race For Sub-6:00 Is On

    Dec 14, 2016

    What: 2016 FloTrack Beer Mile World Championships
  6. Brooks Creates Custom Beer Mile Shoes For Lewis Kent

    Brooks Creates Custom Beer Mile Shoes For Lewis Kent

    Dec 14, 2016

    The beer mile is going next level.
  7. Chris Kimbrough Shares Tips For Beer Mile Newbies

    Chris Kimbrough Shares Tips For Beer Mile Newbies

    Dec 9, 2016

    With one week remaining until the FloTrack Beer Mile World Championships, former world record-holder Chris Kimbrough shared her wisdom in all things running and chugging. 
  8. Erin O'Mara Used Party Trick To Become Beer Mile World Record-Holder

    Erin O'Mara Used Party Trick To Become Beer Mile World Record-Holder

    Dec 7, 2016

    Michigan native Erin O'Mara shocked the world last December with her women's world record at the FloTrack Beer Mile World Championships. Armed with Bud Light Platinum, O'Mara ran 6:08--nine seconds faster than the previous record and 30 seconds ahead of last year's runner-up Kirsty Jahn. We checked in with O'Mara as she prepares to return to Austin to defend her title on December 17.
  9. Beer Mile World Record-Holder Corey Bellemore Signs With adidas

    Beer Mile World Record-Holder Corey Bellemore Signs With adidas

    Dec 2, 2016

    Beer mile world record-holder Corey Bellemore signed an endorsement deal with adidas, becoming the second beer mile athlete to be under a professional contract. Bellemore's endorsement is taking place one year after former world record-holder Lewis Kent signed with Brooks as the first beer miler under a professional contract. 
  10. Lewis Kent Looks Back On Growth Of The Beer Mile

    Lewis Kent Looks Back On Growth Of The Beer Mile

    Dec 2, 2016

    Two years ago, Lewis Kent was desperately trying to qualify to get into the inaugural FloTrack Beer Mile World Championships. In an attempt to earn his way into "a once in a lifetime opportunity," Kent ran three beer miles in three weeks during the five weeks leading up to the race. After finally running under the qualifying standard, Kent was invited to Austin, Texas, where he finished fifth in 5:32.