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34 New Guinness World Records Set At London Marathon 2018

Guinness World Records partners with the Virgin Money London Marathon every year to give participants a shot at being a World Record holder. A team of Guinness World Record adjudicators visit the London Marathon to do their job – check costumes, verify timings and confirm successful record holders that earn their spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.

This year, a total of 99 people attempted 91 records. Among those attempted were – the Fastest Marathon on stilts and the Fastest Marathon Dressed as a toilet. 34 records were successfully broken despite the hot weather this year. Among the records set, the fastest was set by Rob Pope who dressed as a forest gump. He took the title of running the fastest marathon in a film costume. His timing was equally impressive – 2:36:28.

Photo Credits: Guinness World Records

The Guinness World Record opportunity always draws an exceptional amount of great, creative and funny costumes. It’s really exciting to see the creativity and weirdness of the outfits.

Full list of new Guinness World Record title holders:

  1. Rob Pope, fastest marathon in film character costume (Forrest Gump) 2:36:28
  2. Matt Berry, fastest marathon in a wedding dress (male) 2:55:52
  3. Mathieu Lavedrine, fastest marathon dressed as a Star Wars character (male) (x-wing pilot) 3:05:27
  4. Joe Gale, fastest marathon dressed as a love heart (male) 3:05:55
  5. David Stoneman, fastest marathon dressed in pyjamas (male) 3:07:09
  6. Barnaby Hopson, fastest marathon dressed as an insect 3:14:24
  7. Terry Midgely, fastest marathon dressed in rugby kit (male) 3:20:16
  8. Oliver Hill, fastest marathon dressed as a whoopee cushion 3:20:39
  9. Michael Odell & Guy Dunscombe, fastest marathon in a two-person costume (horse and jockey) 3:25:17
  10. Carly Furnell, fastest marathon dressed as a cheerleader (female) 3:27:14
  11. James Caldon, fastest marathon dressed as a tennis player (male) 3:28:48
  12. Rebecca Cesar de Sa, fastest marathon dressed as a lifeguard (female) 3:31:06
  13. Amy Shadbolt, fastest marathon dressed as a vegetable (carrot) 3:32:50
  14. Alex Morales, fastest marathon dressed as a stationery item 3:33:13
  15. Paul Underwood, fastest marathon dressed as a monarch 3:39:10
  16. Charlotte Österman, fastest marathon dressed as a zombie (female) 3:39:25
  17. Jonathan Carter, fastest marathon dressed as a hospital patient 3:40:38
  18. Edward Low, fastest marathon dressed as a padlock (male) 3:51:18
  19. Tim Perkins, fastest marathon dressed as a tree (male) 3:52:35
  20. Stacey Harper, fastest marathon dressed as Elvis (female) 3:53:56
  21. George Rutherford-Jones, fastest marathon dressed as a landmark (male) 3:54:43
  22. Marta Kiermacz-Abramek, fastest marathon in a suit (female) 3:57:57
  23. Bethan Roberts, Fastest marathon dressed as a dragon (female) 3:58:53
  24. Louise Andrews & Neil Sheward, Fastest marathon three-legged (mixed) 3:59:56
  25. David Smith, fastest marathon dressed in motorcycle leathers 4:00:11
  26. Fiona Betts, fastest marathon dressed in a full body animal costume 4:13:25
  27. Victoria Bell, fastest marathon dressed as an emoji (poo) 4:18:06
  28. Julie Greenwood, fastest marathon dressed as a fairy tale character 4:24:07
  29. Bob Johnson, fastest marathon dressed as a three-dimensional toy 4:59:30
  30. Owen Willis, fastest marathon dressed as a three-dimensional plant (male) 4:59:39
  31. Richard Gray, fastest marathon carrying a household appliance (white goods) 5:49:37
  32. Colin Haylock, fastest marathon wearing ski boots 5:52:16
  33. Megan Walker, Ceyhun Uzun, Andrew Sharpe, Holly Bishop, Frederick Holland & Richard Scantlebury, fastest marathon in a six-person costume 6:20:48
  34. Michelle Frost, fastest marathon on stilts 6:37:38

Source & Cover Photo Credits: Virgin London Marathon & Guinness World Records



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