Go Home Gary Beer Mile
Chicago, IL
October 25, 2008

created by user oupatjones

Conditions: Cold

Ruleset:

Beer Mile

4 Beers, 4 Laps Stop and Drink, Then Run Full Mile 12oz Beers Open When Drunk 5% Alcohol Beer No Tampering Vomit Penalty Max 4oz Spillage

Links:

Race Site

Name Time Gender Age Beer Notes
1 Simon Trude 6:11 M 30 From Can Bud Light new IL record
2 Marc Robertson 7:22 M From Can Bud Light
3 John Wiberg 7:34 M From Can Bud Light
4 Kristen Wrede 7:36 F From Can Bud Light New IL record
5 Chris Reikert 7:55 M From Can Bud Light
6 Patrick Jones 8:31 M From Can Bud Light
7 Stacey Izard 9:34 F From Can Bud Light
8 Kevin McCarthy DNF M From Can Bud Light
9 Sharone Aharon DNF M From Can Bud Light
10 Nolan Mitchell DNF M From Can Bud Light
11 Noelle Willhite DNF F From Can Bud Light


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Race Notes:

October 25, 2008, Chicago, IL -- It was a raw Fall Chicago day, and then John Wiberg started warming up, Simon Trude took his pants off, and the Beer Go Home Gary Beer Mile was on, much to the confusion of several non-participants who were just trying to get a workout in at the track near Chicago Ave. and Lakeshore Drive.

If you're reading this, then you probably know the rules: one beer, one lap, another beer, another lap, etc. until you've done one mile and drank four beers. The Chicago Police Department took an interest in the race just after the first lap was completed, but two dudes with loaded weapons were no match for the Well-Fit Elite team and friends.

Thirteen racers started, but only eight finished, matching the attrition rate of the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Notable flame-outs included pre-race favorite Kevin McCarthy, Well-Fit head coach Sharone Aharon, and Noelle Willhite who took about two minutes to finish her initial beer and kind of took herself out of the running from the start.

In the end, Simon Trude crushed the Illinois Beer Mile record with an official time of 6:11, and Kristen Wrede crushed the female record with a time of 7:36, beating the old mark by almost two minutes. Thanks to the 13 racers, the approximately 20 "race volunteers," and the Chicago PD, who proved to everyone watching that you are never too old to make an ass of yourself.