World Record Attempts at Virgin London Marathon 2012

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From the fastest bride to the slowest snail, there are always lots of world records set at the Virgin London Marathon. This Sunday, 100 runners will attempt to set wacky records as part of World Record London, a series of world record attempts in London this year. The categories include:

  • Fastest marathon hula hooping
  • Fastest marathon carrying 20lb pack
  • Fastest marathon run by a parent and child
  • Fastest marathon in a two-person pantomime costume
  • Fastest marathon by a linked team
  • Fastest marathon wearing a gas mask
  • Fastest marathon dressed as a cartoon character
  • Fastest Marathon in a wedding dress
  • Fastest marathon dressed as a vegetable
  • Fastest marathon dribbling a football
  • Fastest marathon in a fireman’s uniform
  • Fastest marathon in a suit
  • Fastest marathon running with an egg and spoon
  • Fastest marathon on crutches
  • Fastest marathon on stilts

Good luck to all the runners. We’ll be cheering from the sidelines!

Virgin London Marathon, Sunday 22 April 2012


  1. James spence says:

    This is me in the storm trooper outfit.

    It was my 8th dressed ads a stormtrooper….. I have just done my 10th London marathon Stormtrooper run (12t london marathon in total)

    Is this a world record fo funning in this costume?