Virgin London Marathon Record Attempts

Guinness World Records have announced more than 100 runners will be hoping to smash records at this Sunday’s Virgin London Marathon.

The records range from slightly mad to completely off-the-scale. Here are a few of the wackiest attempts to watch out for if you’re spectating - or to aim not be overtaken by!

Fastest Marathon Hula Hooping: Sasha Kenny from Wrexham aims to beat the six-hour record and is hoping to raise over £2,000 for the NSPCC.

Tallest Costume to Complete a Marathon: Builder David Lawrenson from Garstang will don the tallest costume yet - a 24ft (7.3m) model of the Blackpool Tower. He is hoping to raise over £5,000 for SCOPE.

Fastest Marathon in a Wedding Dress: It’s a bridezilla battle between 43-year-old Naomi Garrick and 30-year-old Claire Pearse to beat the current women’s record of 4:11. Richard Bazeley will also be putting on a dress to take on the men’s title.

If you’re attempting to set a new personal record at this year’s London Marathon - with or without a chicken suit - make sure you check out our BIG Marathon Index before the big day. Or pop along to meet us at the London Marathon Expo at stand 148.