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Fastest "Vacuum-A-Thon"

Wales

Captain Beany ran a 13.1-mile half-marathon in four hours and seven minutes while pushing a vacuum cleaner during the annual Cardiff Half Marathon in South Wales, UK. He set the record to raise funds for Keep Wales Tidy and to promote environmental protection and cleanliness awareness to local communities. Learn more about the feat here.

Fastest Backwards Marathon While Juggling

02:40 United States

Joe Salter ran a 26.20-mile marathon backwards in five hours, 51 minutes, 25.00 seconds while juggling three balls. He set the record during the Quad Cities Marathon in Moline, Illinois. Read more about the feat here.

Fastest Indoor Marathon By A Man Wearing A Kilt

00:46 United States

Christopher M. completed a 26.2-mile indoor run in three hours, 53 minutes, 51.00 seconds while wearing a kilt. He set the record as a representative for Warriors On Course, a dedicated group that raises funds and awareness by those that are affected by Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Read more about the feat here.

Fastest Solo Viewing Of Every Episode Of LOST

Canada

Peter Wilson watched all 123 episodes of LOSTby himself in 145 hours. He began watching the first episode on May 18th, 2010 at 10:30 PM and completed the series finale on May 23 at 11:30 PM. He live streamed[] the entire record, attracting thousands of viewers throughout. Wilson set the record to raise money and awareness for the Child’s Play[] organization. Read Peter’s LOST Marathon blog about the project here. tag:RecordSetterBook01

Fastest Time To Finish A 15K Race While Twirling A Baton

01:52 United States

Kerry Speckman finished a 15-kilometer race in two hours, 37 minutes, 51.00 seconds while twirling a baton. She set the record during Gate River Run in Jacksonville, Florida to raise money for her local high school's music department.

Fastest Time To Run A Half-Marathon Wearing A Gas Mask, Flak Jacket And A Kevlar Helmet While Carrying A 10-Pound Baton

00:29 United States

Swineflu Avenger ran a half marathon in two hours, 17 minutes and 45 seconds while wearing a gas mask, a flak jacket and a kevlar helmet and carrying a 10 pound baton.

Fastest Time To Run A Marathon While Dressed In A Playing Card Costume

00:38 United States

Lisa W. finished a marathon of 26.2 miles in four hours, 59 minutes, 41.00 seconds. She was dressed in a playing card costume throughout the event.

Fastest Time To Run A Marathon While Wearing A Gas Mask, A Flak Jacket, And A Kevlar Helmet

United States

Swineflu Avenger ran the Marine Corp Marathon in five hours, 34 minutes, and 13 seconds while wearing a gas mask, a flak jacket, and a Kevlar helmet. He removed the mask for water and energy gel breaks but at no point did he proceed on the race course without wearing the gas mask.

Greatest Number Of U.S States To Complete A Marathon In By An Organ Transplant Recipient

United States

Heart transplant recepient Donald Arthur has completed marathons in 31 U.S. States. See a spreadsheet of his races, locations, and times here. States Arthur has ran in: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

Largest Group Of People To Say "Break Cancer" Upon Completion Of A Marathon Or Half-Marathon

00:31

Sevenpeople finished the 2010 San Antonio Rock amp; Roll Full amp; Half-Marathon[] said “Break cancer!” after their completion of the race. #NOEP

Longest Air Hockey Marathon

01:52 Canada

Jesse Fontaine and Breanna Broughton played air hockey nonstop for 28 hours. Their attempt raised almost $7,000 to support a World Vision-run youth center based in Pakistan. Read more about the feat here.

Longest All-Ages Baseball Game Marathon

05:59 United States

Gregory Leonarczyk and his friends held a marathon baseball game. The game lasted for 50 hours, two minutes.

Longest All-Ages Soccer Game Marathon

08:17 United States

Gregory and participants at Camp Mah-Kee-Nac in Lenox, Massachusetts held a soccer game marathon. The game lasted for 50 hours, two minutes, 30 seconds.

Longest Bagpipe Marathon

07:17:55 United States

Ryan R. played the bagpipes nonstop for seven hours, 14.00 minutes.

Longest Drum Session In New York City

09:20

Andrew W.K. drummed nonstop for 24 hours. He set the record as part of the 2013 O Music Awards in New York City. Find out more about the record here.

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