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United States

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

Donald Arthur

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

Canada

Fastest Solo Viewing Of Every Episode Of LOST

Peter Wilson

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

00:31

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

San Antonio Rock & Roll Marathoners

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

11:17 Finland

Most Steps Taken In 31 Days Using "Nintendo Personal Trainer: Walking"

Pekka Luodeslampi

Pekka Luodeslampi walked a total of 1,560,554 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 Personal Trainer: Walking program to monitor his daily steps.

India

Longest Theater Performance

Jeeva Sathish

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.

United States

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

Swineflu Avenger

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.

01:17 Canada

Longest Drumming Marathon

Steven Gaul

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.

00:29 United States

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

Swineflu Avenger

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.

52:29 United States

Longest Television Marathon

Aaron Rosenthal

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.

05:01 India

Longest Goblet Drumming Marathon

Drummer Sridhar

Drummer Sridhar played the darbuka (goblet drum) nonstop for 12 hours. Read more about the feat here.

00:46 United States

Fastest Indoor Marathon By A Man Wearing A Kilt

Christopher Crawford

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.

05:59 United States

Longest All-Ages Baseball Game Marathon

Gregory Leonarczyk

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

00:25 United States

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

Lorna Larsen

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.

01:52 Canada

Longest Air Hockey Marathon

Jesse Fontaine

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.

07:17:55 United States

Longest Bagpipe Marathon

Ryan Randall

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

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