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Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records is partnering with the Virgin Money London Marathon for the 11th year running, giving participants in the world’s greatest marathon the chance to become official record title holders.

A huge 91 world records are being attempted this year, featuring a total of 99 runners which is the highest number ever. A team of Guinness World Records adjudicators will be on hand to check costumes, verify times and confirm successful runners as official GWR title holders, earning them a place in the 2019 book out in September.

The most visual and creative costumes and categories for 2018 include fastest marathon dressed as a toilet (male), fastest marathon on stilts and fastest marathon dressed as an emoji (female) – read more about this year's Guinness World Records attempts.

An official Guinness World Records attempt is a great way of enhancing your Virgin Money London Marathon experience, as well as potentially raising awareness and money for your chosen charity. Who knows, you might make history! Read about last year's record breakers.

London Marathon Events Ltd reserves the right to deny entry if the costume is deemed to contravene health and safety regulations. All applicants approved for on-the-day ratification will be moved to the Green Start by London Marathon Events Ltd.