The First-Ever Celebrity Beer Mile at the 2023 Beer Mile World Classic
The 2023 Beer Mile World Classic featured a celebrity race as part of the 9th annual event. The Celebrity NA Beer Mile presented by Athletic Brewing featured a star-studded celebrity field, many of whom were trying a beer mile for the first time.
For the first time ever, the Beer Mile World Classic featured a celebrity race as part of the 9th annual event on July 1, 2023 in Chicago.
The Celebrity NA Beer Mile was presented by Athletic Brewing and featured a star-studded celebrity field, many of whom were trying their hand at a beer mile for the first time. They drank Athletic Lite, Athletic Brewing’s 25-calorie non-alcoholic light brew that contains less than 0.5% ABV.
Elite marathoner and podcast host Ken Rideout led wire-to-wire, cruising a 6:50, less than a week after winning the Gobi March in Mongolia, a 155-mile stage race across the Gobi Desert. US Rugby National Team member Carlin Isles took runner-up in 8:06.
There was a close battle for third on the final lap between Nev Schulman, Cynthia Frelund, and Francis Ellis. In a sprint finish down the home stretch, Ellis barely edged out Schulman to finish third in 9:28. Schulman finished in 9:29, Frelund in 9:36, and Darren Rovell closed out the race with a time of 11:37.
View the full 2023 Beer Mile World Classic Race Recap
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Watch the Celebrity NA Beer Mile Race
Watch the full 2023 Beer Mile World Classic broadcast
Photos from the Celebrity NA Beer Mile
Photos courtesy of Lauren Zumbach and Christian Rasmussen