An 81-year-old Texas grandma from El Paso became the oldest living person to finish the annual FloTrack Beer Mile World Championships in Austin on Dec. 1.
Elvira “Vera” Montes finished the run in 20 minutes, 24.62 seconds, a faster time than her 47-year-old daughter. Her son-in-law didn’t finish the race.
Even better, Montes said she would’ve run faster if she’d been drinking scotch.
“I’m not a big beer drinker,” Montes said, according to the El Paso Times. “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.”
A beer mile is when participants have to chug a 12-ounce beer before running each four laps of a one-mile race on a track.
Montes told Runner’s World she “just wanted to prove to my daughter that I could run and drink beer.”
You go, grandma.