World record runner does beer mile at bachelor party
World record holding Norwegian runner Jakob Ingebrigtsen ran a beer mile at his bachelor party, but he didn’t set any new records in the event.
The event, which happened in Jakob Ingebrigtsen’s hometown of Sandes, Norway, saw the runner record a time of 5 minutes and 22 seconds, which was significantly slower than the current ‘world record’ for the beer mile of 4 minutes and 28 seconds, held by Corey Bellemore.
The beer mile sees four laps of a track, with a new beer – which has to be above an ABV of 5% – chugged for each lap completed.
Canadian Running Magazine reported that his brother Kristoffer put additionally information on the running app, Strava, stating that he ran the beer mile alongside his friends and brothers at the bachelor party, ahead of his marriage to his partner Elisabeth Asserson later this year.
The beer mile has a whole community and set of specific rules for running, which it isn’t know whether Ingebrigtsen followed with his friends during his attempt.
Rules for the sport
There are 11 rules for the event, including ensuring the first beer is drunk before the lap begin, drinking can or bottled beer of no less than 355ml, and ensuring no “specialised” cans which enable faster drinking are allowed.
Additionally, competitors who vomit before they finish “must complete one penalty lap at the end of the race – although vomiting more than once during the race means you still only have to complete one penalty lap.
The current world record holder for the beer mile is Corey Bellemore broke his own existing world record of 4:33 set in 2017 with the 4:28 time.
He went one step further, running a time of 4:24 at the 2018 Beer Mile World Classic in Vancover, British Columbia, but “he was disqualified for having slightly too much foam left”, according to the beer mile website.