The 2020 Beer Mile Winner is..

It has taken us an embarrassingly long amount of time to recover from the Beer Mile and get these results posted. We had a great turnout at the Chattanooga, Nashville, and Knoxville races and we unfortunately had to postpone the Memphis race due to COVID. Big shout out to Next Level Brewing who graciously hosted the Knoxville race and Bud Light Platinum who pitched in for the Chattanooga race.We had some familiar names at the top of the leader board this year with Derek Stone defending his Beer Mile title on the men's side with a 6:06 and Liz Hetro snagging the win on the women's side by just under 30 seconds at 9:41!
For the team challenge we had to come up with some creative accounting due to the lack of female athletes in both the Knoxville and Nashville races. Regardless of how we chose to penalize those teams, the results stayed the same. The EAST TENNESSEE team out of Knoxville are your 2020 Beer Mile Champions!

2020 Beer Mile Details

The 2020 Beer Mile is finally here! Join us this Sunday for the 4th Annual Tennessee Tri Buzz Beer Mile. This year we are hosting 4 races across the state as we try to determine which region has the best all-around athletes. This is the ultimate test of endurance!COVID Update: It wouldn't be a 2020 race without one. We are offering a virtual option this year for those of you that would rather drink alone that feel more comfortable staying away from small crowds. We do encourage spectators and those who are not participating to wear masks when in close contact with others. To validate your virtual race entry we just ask that you post a picture of your attempt to your IG/FB story or feed and tag @tenntribuzz.Regional Team Championship: We will be taking the top 3(maybe more) finishing times from both the men's and women's divisions and averaging these to crown one region the 2020 Beer Mile Champs! Get out and represent your 'hood.Registration: Knoxville - Register HereCha…

FCF Pro Interview: Summer & Ben Deal

TTB: Ben/Summer, thank you for time to be interviewed. Could you tell us a little about yourself? Ben: We are currently living in Charlottesville, Virginia, where we went to high school together. While we knew each other, we didn't date until well after Summer graduated college and I was in heading into my final year. We got married and moved to Albuquerque, NM where Summer got her Master's and then headed back home to Charlottesville right around the start of the pandemic.We both ran cross country and track in high school, but while I went to Columbia to run distance, Summer actually pole vaulted for George Mason University. We both stopped competing after a few years due to a number of reasons, including injuries, and Summer started running marathons. She was still in that phase when she signed up for a triathlon to, as she says, "impress me", and from that point on we were both committed to the sport. It really works well for us though, especially as a way to redu…

FCF Pro Interview: Aaron Kolk

TTB: Aaron, thank you for time to be interviewed. Could you tell us a little about yourself? Aaron: Yes, I am a husband, father, coach, and professional triathlete. I’m from Wilmington, NC. 2020 is my first year competing as a pro, or I guess I should say my first year with an elite license. I mainly raced 70.3’s with the goal of moving up to the full this year. Because my first planned professional race was cancelled I ended up doing a solo 140.6 for charity. I was able to raise almost $7,000 and finished in 8:42. I was formally a distance runner, competing for UNC-Wilmington in XC and track. An achilles surgery in 2015 started me cycling for fitness as rehab and gaining some fitness back and in 2017 I started competing in triathlon with IM 70.3 Raleigh.
TTB: What was your initial reaction when races started cancelling in 2020? Aaron: My immediate reaction when races were cancelled was just keep on trucking. As a first year pro I knew it was going to be a few years until I was placing…

Fall Creek Falls Pro Showdown

This Saturday, Aug. 15, Endurance Sports Management is holding the Fall Creek Falls Half Iron, which is the first half iron race held in Tennessee for 2020. This rare opportunity has attracted a few professional triathletes whose 2020 would have been jam packed with professional races had it not been for a global pandemic. TN Tri Buzz reached out to these professionals to get their thoughts on 2020, how they have been coping, and thoughts leading into this race. We'll be posting our Q&A with each athlete later this week.

But first, some accolades:
2019 Highlights:
Ben Deal IM 70.3 Indian Wells: 4th IM 70.3 Waco: 5th IM 70.3 Santa Cruz: 7th   IM 70.3 Boulder: 17th  IM 70.3 Eagleman:10th  IM 70.3 St. George: 10th (Pro debut) 
Summer Deal IM 70.3 Indian Wells: 9th (Pro debut) IM 70.3 Santa Cruz: 1st Amateur, 6th Overall (including pros) IM 70.3 Eagleman:  7th Amateur  Collegiate Club National Championships: 44th overall (Sickness) Lake Havasu Olympic (MCTC Regional Champion): 1st Overall
Aaron K…

4th Annual Beer Mile!

Join us on Sunday, August 23rd for the 4th Annual Tennessee Tri Buzz Beer Mile. There are a few changes to this year's format so please read carefully. 
New This Year - There will be 1 race held in each region of the state (North/East/South/West) that Sunday. We will have a captain for each region that will help us organize and will be responsible for collecting results and sending them in. That afternoon we will announce the overall winners and post all finishing times.
New This Year - Regional Team Competition - We will average the top 3(ish) times for both males and females from each region and declare either North, East, South, or West Tennessee the 2020 Beer Mile Champs!

Race Details: Date: Sunday, August 23rd Time: TBA.Location: There will be a race in the Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga, and Knoxville areas. Exact locations TBA.
Rules ( Each competitor drinks four cans of beer and runs four laps, ideally on a track (start - beer, then lap, then beer, then lap, then …

Age Group Rankings Posted!

Follow the link here to see if you made the cut for the 2019 Age Group Rankings. If you want any detail behind the numbers or want to see how close you were to your closest rivals, just reach out.