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Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records (GWR), the global authority on record-breaking achievement, is partnering with the Virgin Money London Marathon for an incredible eighth year, making this already extraordinary day even more memorable by providing record-breaking hopefuls with on-the-day record verification.

Not only is an official Guinness World Records attempt a great way of enhancing your Virgin Money London Marathon experience, it is also a fantastic means of raising awareness and money for your chosen charity. GWR’s verification services are usually a paid-for-service but, for this day only, the verification is done free of charge for runners.

For more information on how you can set a new Guinness World Records title or break an existing record at the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon, please visit the Guinness World Records website.

All applicants must...

As part of the submission process provide a full description of their planned record attempt to the London Marathon Operations Department. The attempt will then be assessed to ensure it is appropriate for the Virgin Money London Marathon.

 Please send the following details to records@london-marathon.co.uk:

  • a full description of the Guinness World Records attempt
  • dimensions of the costume or object that is to be worn or carried (including height, width, depth and weight)
  • a photograph which clearly shows the runner wearing/carrying the full costume and/or object 

Please note that you may be asked to take part in the 2015 adidas Silverstone Half Marathon on Sunday 15 March for a practical demonstration of your record attempt in race conditions. 

The London Marathon Ltd reserves the right to deny entry if the costume is deemed to contravene health and safety regulations.  

Record Breakers

Below is a full list and times for the 30 records that were broken at the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon. These records and many more are available to be broken this year!

Name Record Time
Alex Collins Fastest marathon in an animal costume 02:48:29
David Stone Fastest marathon dressed as a television character 02:49:51
Steven Nimmo Fastest marathon in school uniform (male) 02:50:17
Ali King Fastest marathon dressed as a baby 02:51:18
Ross Birkett Fastest marathon dressed as a jockey  03:08:30
Simon Couchman Fastest marathon dressed as an astronaut 03:08:45
Rik Vercoe Fastest marathon dressed as a cowboy 03:09:09
Caroline Pleasence Fastest marathon in a nurse's uniform (female) 03:13:58
Sarah Dudgeon Fastest marathon in a wedding dress 03:16:44
Marcus Mumford Fastest marathon dressed as a toilet 02:57:28
Lee Goodwin Fastest marathon in a wedding dress (male) 03:00:54
Tom H Collins Fastest marathon dressed as a monk 03:29:32
Paul Simons Fastest marathon dressed as a bottle 03:31:57
Adam Giangreco Fastest marathon dressed as an organ 03:36:42
Kevin Hunt Fastest marathon dressed as a logo 03:37:14
Pete Waumsley Fastest marathon dressed as a postman 03:47:35
Francis Gilroy Fastest marathon by a mascot 03:51:50
Emma Denton Fastest marathon dressed as an organ 03:52:02
Richard Quartermaine Fastest marathon dressed as a tap/faucet 03:52:09
Naomi Garrick Fastest marathon dressed as a doctor 03:54:06
Oliver Johnson Fastest marathon dressed as a crustacean 03:55:13
Lisa Jane Wright Fastest marathon dressed as a playing card  04:23:57
James Dajlid Fastest marathon in a fireman's uniform 04:39:13
Spenser Lane Fastest marathon dressed as a nut 04:29:36
Gill Begnor Fastest marathon carrying 20lb back pack 05:07:56
Susie Hewer Longest crochet chain whilst running a marathon (139.4m) 05:40:47
Michael Dodd Fastest marathon wearing chainmail  05:49:07
Sid Keyte Fastest marathon dressed as a telephone box 05:54:52
Stuart Bailey, Andy Newman, Adam James, Earl Edwards Fastest marathon in a four-person costume  06:29:44
Huddersfield Marching Band Fastest Marathon by a Marching Band 06:56:44

For more information please contact: press@guinnessworldrecords.com

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