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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

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

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

Most Steps Taken In A Month

11:17 Finland

PekkaLuodeslampi walked a total of 1,560,0554 steps in 31 days. He began on April 19, 2010 and finished May 19, 2010 averaging over 50,000 steps per day. He used the Nintendo DSI Walk with Me program to monitor his daily steps.

Longest Theater Performance

India

Jeeva Sathish and his college friends enacted 13 chapters from the Bible continuously for 72 hours. It took 8 hours to perform all 13 chapters, and then, after a 15-minute break, they began all over again. This was done over and over for 8 hours.

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.

Longest Drumming Marathon

01:17 Canada

Steven Gaul played the drums for 121 hours (7,260 minutes). Gaul set this record to raise money for cancer research. Read more about the event here.

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.

Longest Television Marathon

52:29 United States

Aaron Rosenthal, Alex Green, and Michael Berlin watched every episode of the TV series LOST from May 19, 2010 to May 23, 2010, a total of 94 hours, 50 minutes and 42.00 seconds. They set the record to raise money for Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, and The Nature Conservancy. Read more about the feat here.

Longest Goblet Drumming Marathon

05:01 India

Drummer Sridhar played the darbuka (goblet drum) nonstop for 12 hours. 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.

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.

Most People To Simultaneously Say "Break Cancer" Upon Completion Of A Running Event

00:25 United States

A total of 20 people simultaneously spoke the words "Break Cancer" upon completing a marathon and half-marathon. They set the record as part of Team Shan Breast Cancer Awareness for Young Women activities during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Ontario, Canada.

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 Bagpipe Marathon

07:17:55 United States

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

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