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).
— FloTrack (@FloTrack) December 2, 2015
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.