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30 Guinness World Records set at Virgin Money London Marathon

30 Guinness World Records set at Virgin Money London Marathon
Guinness World Records said records broken during Sunday's Virgin Money London Marathon included fastest time to finish a marathon in pajamas, fastest time to finish a marathon while dressed as a monarch and fastest time to finish a marathon dressed as a hospital patient. Photo courtesy of Guinness World Records

Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records announced the Virgin Money London Marathon featured 30 records being set, including the fastest time to finish a marathon while wearing pajamas.

The record-keeping agency said 54 records were attempted by runners in Sunday's race, and the first to do so successfully was Julian Rendall, who ran the marathon in pajamas with a final time of 2:51:45.

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The female version of the record was also broken during the race when Jennifer Graham finished with a time of 03:46:12.

Guinness said a total 30 records were broken, including fastest times for runners wearing wellington boots, a safari suit, a harlequin costume, a tree costume, mountain climbing gear, a traditional Spanish dress, a body part, a sweet food, a heavy duty vehicle and ski boots.

Andrew Pelton, Niall Cooper and Michael Pelton broke the record for fastest marathon four-legged, and Digby Walker, Benjamin Taylor, Charlie Mason, Edward Holderness, Guy Dixon and Oliver Tipping earned the title for fastest marathon in a six-person costume.

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