Chris Kimbrough went on a beer run and came back with a world record.
Welcome to the "beer mile." It really exists and it's got a new star.
Kimbrough, a 44-year-old mother of six from Austin, Texas, set the women's mark of 6 minutes, 28.6 seconds on Nov. 2, besting the previous record by 13.4 seconds, according to reports.
“I didn’t want it to be a public thing [laughs], and then it ended up being a public thing," Kimbrough told the Runner's World Newswire. "I really didn’t think I could do it. That’s a lot of beer in six minutes!”
Kimbrough has serious running cred, having finished 39th in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Women's Marathon trials. But she had never attempted the beer mile, the YouTube description notes. Alteration Ale (5.1 percent alcohol) was the brew she consumed during the attempt.
Kinda gives finishing kick a whole new meaning.
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