Australian Josh Harris Beats Official World-Record Time for the Beer Mile

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistAugust 7, 2015

This a momentous occasion, folks.

Josh Harris, a 25-year-old out of Australia, completed the Beer Mile in four minutes and 56.2 seconds, which is faster than the official record set by American James Nielsen in 2014.

For those who don’t know, this event consists of the following sequence:

•Drink a beer. Run a quarter mile.
•Drink a beer. Run a quarter mile.
•Drink a beer. Run a quarter mile.
•Drink a beer. Run a quarter mile.

Unofficially, fellow Australian James Hansen holds the record with a time of 4:54.3. But should the sport's governing body, BeerMile.com, accept the time, Harris will supplant his countryman.

The Beer Mile’s official Facebook page—yup, that’s a real thing—wrote that Harris’ record-setting performance was as "smooth as a freshly shorn Australian sheep calf."

We’ll leave it at that and let this feat of athleticism and awesomeness breathe on its own.

[Facebook, h/t the Washington Post]

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