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Lewis Kent - New Beer Mile World Record - 4:51.!

Lewis kent run's a new Beer Mile WR - 4:51.9 Phil Parrot-Migas runs a huge PB - 5:07.8
Posted 1 year ago by Trackie | Source: Philippe Parrot-Migas

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  • anonymous Anonymous
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    Beer mile critic said 1 year ago

    What does this have to do with competitive distance running? To me it seems like a binge drinking competition. Maybe this would fit better on another website

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    Meizner said 1 year ago

    The thread for the tight-corseted Victorian era teetotallers can be found under: gender equity redux. Move on thanks.

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    Meizner said 1 year ago

    What are Kent's non track PRs?

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    Anonymous said 1 year ago

    Quoting: Beer mile critic
    "What does this have to do with competitive distance running? To me it seems like a binge drinking competition. Maybe this would fit better on another website"



    It started for fun and its turned into a fun competitive sport like chill. And it's harder then it looks so dont judge until you have tried it. Why does running and everything have to be serious all the time? Just have fun people

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    pq said 1 year ago

    Not that I condone beer miling, being a tight-corsetted teetotaller myself, but I echo that this is a very difficult endeavour, not for the faint-hearted. My beer mile PB (and in fact my only attempt at the distance, and with a gammy foot...) is almost 4 minutes slower than my best non-beer mile, and I didn't "lose" any beer along the way, which did happen to some of my much more talented buddies in the same race, slowing them down way more than you might think... You need multiple skills to do well in this event.

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    pq said 1 year ago

    Just watched the video, those were some really impressive beer splits for both guys! Awe inspiring.

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    RunFastTurnLeft said 1 year ago

    Anyone who doesn't see the link to track must have been "That guy" on the team who didn't get invited... Sorry "Beer Mile Critic", but the teammates people like are having a discussion here

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    Anonymous said 1 year ago

    Honestly, now that the novelty has worn off, can we stop giving beer milers so much attention?

    It's fun and all, I have no problem with runners doing beer miles - they're a great way to bond with teammates or end the season on a good note. But, with all due respect to Lewis Kent, beer miling is not nearly as competitive a sport as actual track and field, and there are myriad young Canadian athletes accomplishing far more impressive feats with far less coverage.

    Wouldn't the attention that he is receiving be better given to up-and-comers like Thomas Riva, Aaron Hendrikx, Ross Proudfoot, Justin Kent etc. who I basically never see covered on here?

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    brad said 1 year ago

    Quoting: Beer mile critic
    "What does this have to do with competitive distance running? To me it seems like a binge drinking competition. Maybe this would fit better on another website"


    I too am getting tired of seeing the constant "beer mile world record" videos and threads.

    It's somewhat acceptable when there is, or has been, a legitimate organized competition. The "world records" which occur in what are, essentially, hand timed workouts (on an iphone?!), however, should not be considered actual World Records and do not need to be headlines.

    No one cares what you run in a workout, whether or not it's video taped. If beer were not involved and Kent had run 3:42, would anyone claim this as the mile world record? No, of course not. Would anyone on here claim a run done in a workout as their PR? Also no. Ok then, let's move on.

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    DOSsantos said 1 year ago

    Quoting: brad
    "I too am getting tired of seeing the constant "beer mile world record" videos and threads.

    It's somewhat acceptable when there is, or has been, a legitimate organized competition. The "world records" which occur in what are, essentially, hand timed workouts (on an iphone?!), however, should not be considered actual World Records and do not need to be headlines.

    No one cares what you run in a workout, whether or not it's video taped. If beer were not involved and Kent had run 3:42, would anyone claim this as the mile world record? No, of course not. Would anyone on here claim a run done in a workout as their PR? Also no. Ok then, let's move on."


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    Don't player hate said 1 year ago

    Quoting: brad
    "I too am getting tired of seeing the constant "beer mile world record" videos and threads.

    It's somewhat acceptable when there is, or has been, a legitimate organized competition. The "world records" which occur in what are, essentially, hand timed workouts (on an iphone?!), however, should not be considered actual World Records and do not need to be headlines.

    No one cares what you run in a workout, whether or not it's video taped. If beer were not involved and Kent had run 3:42, would anyone claim this as the mile world record? No, of course not. Would anyone on here claim a run done in a workout as their PR? Also no. Ok then, let's move on."


    I think someone's a little peanut butter and jealous.

    http://i.imgur.com/tXLefZd.gif

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    Anonymous said 1 year ago

    Congratulations to Lewis on his new World Record!!!
    Can't wait to see him kill it in Texas!!

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    Reaper said 1 year ago

    I think the beer mile does give this site a bit more of a fun feel and it gives a chance to athletes like Lewis Kent (who probably won't make the world stage for track and field) to shine.

    Maybe it is a little goofy but why should this event be any different from a regular mile/1500? Just because it started getting coverage a lot later than those races doesn't mean it's worthless.

    And yeah they run them on the track filming with an iPhone because they don't have official races every weekend like track does.

    Watch out, this event is gonna be big in a few years...

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    Dave Weedle said 1 year ago

    Quoting: Anonymous
    "Honestly, now that the novelty has worn off, can we stop giving beer milers so much attention?

    It's fun and all, I have no problem with runners doing beer miles - they're a great way to bond with teammates or end the season on a good note. But, with all due respect to Lewis Kent, beer miling is not nearly as competitive a sport as actual track and field, and there are myriad young Canadian athletes accomplishing far more impressive feats with far less coverage."


    It's a new sport so of course the competition is not as competitive as a sport that's been around for hundreds of years. And yes it is very challenging considering that Nick Symmonds (an OLYMPIAN) can't even break 5:40 in the beer mile. If the x-games can get as big as it is then I'm sure the beer mile will take off, especially considering that it's only really started to gain steam in the last year or so.

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    Meizner said 1 year ago

    I'll ask again-- this time in proper English. What are Kent's track PRs? Since I don't know off hand his 1500 is likely not that far under 4 minutes which in many ways makes it all the more impressive. Lets say he's a 350 1500 guy at best = 410 miler. He's only adding on 41 seconds to drink 4 beers... that's damn impressive!

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    Anonymous said 1 year ago

    http://www.all-athletics.com/node/997195
    According to all-athletics these are his PB's. Not too sure on the accuracy of it tho

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    Anonymous said 1 year ago

    Quoting: Meizner
    "I'll ask again-- this time in proper English. What are Kent's track PRs? Since I don't know off hand his 1500 is likely not that far under 4 minutes which in many ways makes it all the more impressive. Lets say he's a 350 1500 guy at best = 410 miler. He's only adding on 41 seconds to drink 4 beers... that's damn impressive!"


    His 1500m PB is 3:58 http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/2014-ao-outdoor-jr-sr-track-field-champs/2734/

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    Dave Weedle said 1 year ago

    Quoting: Meizner
    "I'll ask again-- this time in proper English. What are Kent's track PRs? Since I don't know off hand his 1500 is likely not that far under 4 minutes which in many ways makes it all the more impressive. Lets say he's a 350 1500 guy at best = 410 miler. He's only adding on 41 seconds to drink 4 beers... that's damn impressive!"


    His PB for the mile is 4:15, so only adding on 36 seconds for 4 beers. Now that's impressive!

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    Anonymous said 1 year ago

    Quoting: Meizner
    "I'll ask again-- this time in proper English. What are Kent's track PRs? Since I don't know off hand his 1500 is likely not that far under 4 minutes which in many ways makes it all the more impressive. Lets say he's a 350 1500 guy at best = 410 miler. He's only adding on 41 seconds to drink 4 beers... that's damn impressive!"


    Here are Kent's track PBs from what I know:
    1500m - 3:58
    3000m - 8:50

    Not too sure about road times, but he ran 33:47 for 10k at the Queen's Open this year.

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    Meizner said 1 year ago

    Indeed. That's 9s per beer drinking time with no slowing on the run allowed!

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    Open Mind said 1 year ago

    I think the point here is that life should not be taken so seriously.

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    EastBae said 1 year ago

    If you arent interested in the beer mile ..... DON"T CLICK THE LINK! I honestly don't understand the people on here whining..... Everyone can post, click, watch, run, drink whatever they want to. Lewis Kent likes to beer mile and apparently people like to watch it and talk about it. Start a thread on whatever you want, just stop B****ing on this one. Heres an idea.... start a beer mile whining thread!!! Anyways, HUGE shout out to Lewis and Phil.... A WR and a 5:07 a couple days after CIS.... Can't wait to see these guys with medals around their necks in a few weeks.

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    LifesGood said 1 year ago

    Quoting: EastBae
    "If you arent interested in the beer mile ..... DON"T CLICK THE LINK! I honestly don't understand the people on here whining..... Everyone can post, click, watch, run, drink whatever they want to. Lewis Kent likes to beer mile and apparently people like to watch it and talk about it. Start a thread on whatever you want, just stop B****ing on this one. Heres an idea.... start a beer mile whining thread!!! Anyways, HUGE shout out to Lewis and Phil.... A WR and a 5:07 a couple days after CIS.... Can't wait to see these guys with medals around their necks in a few weeks."


    Amen!! Well said!

    And, this sport is finally getting some publicity. Weren't we all complaining that it wasn't on another thread? Now we have it, yet we still aren't happy. Pick your battles folk! OR, go have a couple of beers, fun a few laps and just relax :)

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    kris said 1 year ago

    People love the story and it touches the mass market.

    Much like Curling.... The Brier averages 1.9 million viewers for the final. Reason why it's so high, regular people can relate to it, hey lets go curl and have a few beer after. Very similar to the beer mike, hey I like to run and I like to drink beer.. It's a winning story and media love it. I've said this a million times, athletics needs to innovate and keep up with other sports to stay in the public eye.



    Quoting: Anonymous
    "Honestly, now that the novelty has worn off, can we stop giving beer milers so much attention?

    It's fun and all, I have no problem with runners doing beer miles - they're a great way to bond with teammates or end the season on a good note. But, with all due respect to Lewis Kent, beer miling is not nearly as competitive a sport as actual track and field, and there are myriad young Canadian athletes accomplishing far more impressive feats with far less coverage.

    Wouldn't the attention that he is receiving be better given to up-and-comers like Thomas Riva, Aaron Hendrikx, Ross Proudfoot, Justin Kent etc. who I basically never see covered on here?"

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    Anonymous said 1 year ago

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    Track and Field needs more attention brought to it, so if beer miles catch the notice of a public not otherwise invested in track and field, then that's a win. Sure.

    But this website is not a general news or general sports website - it's a track and field website, targeted at people who are already hardcore fans/participants. Shouldn't Trackie, at least, focus their coverage on some of the sublime aforementioned young athletes Canada has on the rise, rather than post a collection of articles on the beer mile escapades of Lewis Kent?

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    Anonymous said 1 year ago

    Winnipeg beer mile runner hopes to guzzle way back to world record
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/beer-mile-world-championships-1.3326545

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    Trackie said 1 year ago

    Brooks Interview with Lewis:
    Eat, Sleep, Drink, Run, Repeat. A Q&A with Beer Miler Lewis Kent
    http://talk.brooksrunning.com/blog/2015/11/20/eat-sleep-drink-run-repeat-a-qa-with-beer-miler-lewis-kent/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=mkt_BeerMile

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    Trackie said 1 year ago

    The Beer Mile Broken down by World Record Holder Lewis Kent

    Lewis Kent on the Discovery Channel tonight.

    Posted by Kris Mychasiw on Thursday, November 19, 2015

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