The Virgin London Marathon is always one of the highlights of the global running calendar and yesterday’s race didn’t disappoint. Many PB’s were attempted, many achieved, some missed but regardless an eventful day was had by all with Guinness World Records announcing that it saw 22 records smashed.
From the weird - fastest internal organ, (Alan Blair dressed as a heart in 3:48:34) to the wonderful - fastest film character, (David Stone as Jack Sparrow ran an incredible 2:42 marathon), adjudicators witnessed 70 attempts at records but they didn’t all make the grade; bad luck to the two-man camel – the heavy humps in the sunshine must have proved a little too much. See the full list of broken records below. Our highlight has to be the longest knitted scarf worn whilst running the marathon (it was 2.05m). It just goes to show that if you think of something obscure enough and run 26.2 miles, just about anything is possible.
Film character costume (male)
David Stone (as Jack Sparrow)
Nurse's uniform (male)
Suit (male) - business suit
School uniform (male)
School uniform (female)
Laura Bartlett (as a bee)
Carrying a 40lb pack
Martial arts suit (female)
Full Body Animal Costume
Olivier Hamar (as Napoleon)
Nurse's uniform (female)
Internal Organ (male)
Alan Blair (as a heart)
Fiona Smith Jenkinson
Wendy Shaw (as Alfie, Guide Dogs mascot)
Internal Organ (female)
Katherine Stephens (as a brain)
Dribbling a football
Carrying an 80lb pack
Longest scarf knitted whilst running a marathon
2.05m (time of 5:54:23)
Congratulations David Stone! I wish to be like you one day But, for now, there is still a lot of work behind me, because I'm begginer I have already special diet and buying food here: http://www.damndelicious.co.uk/ , and trainings with my own trainer
Spam I think SR - although, judging by the wording of the post, it may contain dog
I ran the Virgin London Marathon on 21 April, 2013 and FINISHED it. It was one of the most difficult physical attemp I have ever done. This was my 3rd London Marathon. I would not have made it without the British people who are the best and the support they gave all through.......was just amazing.
Thank you all of you.
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