Running the marathon and breaking records

In the run up to the Virgin London Marathon we caught up with a few Guinness World Record attemptees before they took to the start line of the course.

David Lawrenson attempted to set the record with his Blackpool Tower as the tallest structure to complete the course and Sasha Kenney who was hoping to run the 26.2mile course while hula-hooping.

On the day an amazing 29 records were broken.

Hula-hooper Sasha Kenney got her name in the Guinness World Records with a time of 5:05:57, while Amy Tanner took the record as the fastest marathon dressed in school uniform. She completed the course in a record breaking 3:33:52.

Chris Atkins didn’t have time to milk up the applause from the crowd – he took the record as the fastest runner dressed as a dairy product with a time of 3:37:22.

Hamish Khayat tackled the 26.2 miles dressed as a lifeguard completing the course in 3:26:35.

Dan McCormack and Nash Pradhan sped their way around the course in 3:29:41 – dressed as Luigi and Mario from the Mario Brothers to take the crown as the fastest marathon dressed as video games characters.

Well done to everyone who got their name in the Record Books on Sunday – and all of the 36,000 plus runners who took to the course on 22 April.

1 Response to “Running the marathon and breaking records”


  1. 1 Dan May 4, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Some of those are pretty specific — and yet I know that Guiness will reject certain record attempts precisely because they are TOO specific. I wonder where they draw the line. They’re great accomplishments regardless!


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