This shirt was made to honor the first ever Canadian National Beer Mile Team
who will be running in the Beer Mile World Classic
on August 22 in San Francisco. They will be facing a strong challenge from Team USA, which includes World Record Holder (and dual USA/CAN citizen) James "the Beast" Nielsen
The team includes two former world record holders (Jim Finlayson and Seanna Robinson
). Lewis Kent
has run the 3 fastest times in the world this year (5:01/5:05/5:09) and will be looking to take home the individual title and take the world record back to Canada. Seanna Robinson, who held the world record for 17 years, is looking to take back the record she lost this fall.
As you may or may not know, the sport has roots at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. As such, the Kingston Cup and the Queens Cup will be the awards given to the team champions. Jeff Mountjoy, a Queen's University graduate is on the team, and is aiming to make his country and school proud.
The final member of the men's team is Phil Parrot Migas. Phil has run 5:21 this year, and will be key in team scoring. He was instrumental in the design of the shirt, noting the beers in the corner represent the four beers consumed in a beer mile.
Official Team Members:
Phil Parrot Migas