The annual Kona Beer Mile put on by triathlon satire website TRS Triathlon took place last night and as usual did not disappoint. Triathletes and fans from around the world participated in the event, which involves athletes running a mile and drinking a full can of beer every 400 metres. While the event isn’t an official activity of the Ironman World Championship race week, it has become one of the most anticipated event of the week for many. TRS Triathlon announces its time and location over Twitter a few days before. Many pro triathletes who won’t be racing in the world championship today took part in the event and it was Canada’s Rachel McBride, a fixture on the beer mile scene, who took home the win in the women’s race yesterday. Alex Libin, a pro triathlete from Colorado, won the men’s race.
— velofix (@thevelofix) October 8, 2016
— TriSports (@TriSports) October 8, 2016
Thanks to @TRS_tri for putting on the greatest event to hit the big island!
— Alex Libin (@libinracing) October 8, 2016
We don’t have the official time for McBride’s winning beer mile yet as the event times aren’t recorded but check back on the website later this weekend for a video and photo gallery from the event.