This past week was a big one for fans of the beer mile—an “athletic” event in which competitors fun four laps of a 400-meter track and chug a 12-ounce beer in between each one. At the 2015 FloTrack Beer Mile World Championships in Austin, TX, defending champion Lewis Kent set a new world of 4:47.

But perhaps more impressive was the oldest finisher in the field, 81-year-old Elvira Montes, who completed her beer mile in a very respectable 20:24, beating her daughter (who came in 50 seconds later) and son-in-law (who didn’t finish).


Runner’s World caught up with the suds-swigging octogenarian and discovered that she’s every bit the legend you’d expect. For proof, look no further from these tidbits from the article:

  • She trained by drinking beers on the treadmill.
  • She plans to return next year to break 20 minutes.
  • She celebrated by going to Hooters for wings and whiskey (her drink of choice is Chivas Regal).

File under: #goals.

[via Uproxx]