By Lauren Fruen
A RUNNER has just broken his own world record for completing a mile race while downing four bottles of beer.
Canadian Corey Bellemore broke his own previous record time by almost two seconds when he hit the track.
He had previously set the Beer Mile world record when he competed in London last year.
This time around he was in San Francisco for a special race during half time at the Kezar Stadium.
Dozens of runners took part in the event and Video from the event show runners struggling to keep the beer down as they make their way around the track.
Bellemore completed the race in 4:33.6. He broke his own previous record time of 4:35.35, which he set last July.
His time comes close to rivalling the record that once stood for running a beerless mile.
According to the rules each runner has to run four laps of the track, covering a one-mile distance, and drink one beer measuring 355 ml before each lap.
Corey said: “All I am thinking about during a beer mile are run fast, chug fast, burp and breathe.
“I’m just a serious athlete who doesn’t take life too seriously.”
Nick MacFalls, who helps to organise the race, said: “People are really getting into it.
“Even if you don’t like track you can get involved. The crowd was huge.
“But it is very painful to do. Corey makes it look so easy.”