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 firstname.lastname@example.org:
- 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.
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!
|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|
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