Who signs up for the Beer Mile where you have to drink a lot of beer while running a mile? 81-year-old Elvira Montes from El Paso, that’s who!
It’s actually her second time running the FloTrack Beer Mile World Championships, but she didn’t enjoy the first time because “I’m not a big beer drinker,” Montes said. “I like beer when the weather is real hot and there’s nothing else to drink. I’m really a scotch drinker, Chivas if it’s available. If it was scotch we were drinking instead of beer, I would have run a lot faster.” There’s an idea.
— Beer Mile Worlds (@FloBeerMile) December 2, 2015
Vera, who runs three miles four times a week, was the oldest runner in the race. And she beat her daughter Renee, a marathon runner, coming in at 20 minutes vs her daughter’s 21 minutes.
Maybe, if there’s scotch next year, she’ll beat everyone.
Read more about Vera in the El Paso Times here.