For some people just running the London marathon isn’t enough!

This morning we got to meet some of the amazing runners attempting to break a Guinness World Record whilst taking on the 26.2 mile Virgin London Marathon course.

For these men and women just running the race isn’t enough of a challenge!

Last year you couldn’t have missed Jean-Paul with his enormous Girraffe costume who broke the record for the tallest costume.

Here are some of this years record attemptees:

Guinness World Record Attemptees

And left to right here’s the records they’re going to try and break on Sunday

Fundraiser Record being attempted
Karl Twomey Fastest marathon running backwards
Uli Kilian Most Rubik’s Cubes solved whilst running a marathon
Andy Jackson
Fastest marathon dressed as a book character
Eleanor Franks Fastest marathon in a wedding dress
John Farnworth Fastest marathon juggling a football
Susie Hewer Longest scarf knit whilst running a marathon
John Coleman Fastest star to complete a marathon
 Steve Chalke  Most amount of money raised by a marathon runner

1 Response to “For some people just running the London marathon isn’t enough!”


  1. 1 Jim Butterworth April 18, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Did the runner dressed as a very large (3 metre tall) “lady” make it all the way round ? “She” looked so happy just after the start but I didn’t see “her” after that.


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