For the seventh consecutive year, Guinness World Records is pleased to announce their partnership with the 2017 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon to provide runners the opportunity to make history when crossing the finish line.
Competitors who have applied to break a marathon record in advance of the October 22nd race will receive on-site verification with an official adjudicator and the incredible chance to become a record holder.
Through the last decade, Guinness World Records is pleased to witness the achievements of several dedicated marathon runners, including the first, set in 2004 with Toronto-Beaches resident Michal Kapral running 2:49:44 for the Fastest marathon while pushing a pram.
Just last year, six runners earned titles with valiant efforts, including Fastest half marathon dressed in a suit (female), Fastest half marathon dressed a swimmer (male), Fastest marathon dressed as a chef (male), Fastest marathon pushing a pram (male), and Fastest half marathon dressed in motocross gear (female).
But for this year’s race, GWR welcomes first-time applicants Pam Botto and Chris Gerrits, who will be attempting the Fastest marathon dressed as a television character (female) (current record: 4 hrs 13 mins 39 secs) and Fastest half marathon wearing a shalwar kameez (male) (current record: 1 hr 30 mins 30 secs).
Returning competitors Daniel Janetos and Robert Winckler will also aim to achieve their second Guinness World Records title with attempts for the Fastest half marathon dressed as a chef (male) (current record: 1 hr 47 mins 25 secs) and the Fastest half marathon dressed as a cowboy (minimum to beat: 2 hrs) – an exciting continuation to last year’s event.
Furthermore, various team-based record titles will be available to larger parties, including Fastest marathon by a linked team, Fastest marathon in a three person costume, and Fastest marathon in a ten-person costume.
To get started in your journey to becoming a marathon record holder at this the 2017 STWM event, click here and fill out the application with your information.
Deadlines for all applications is 6 PM EST on Friday September 15, 2017.
Please note that Guinness World Records participants must be entered in the STWM event (register today) before registering online at www.guinnessworldrecords.com.
Those applying for a new record category that is not currently in the Guinness World Records database, will need to email Jenna@canadarunningseries.com and Press@GuinnessWorldRecords.com with your proposed idea and photos (if costume related).
As part of the submission process, a full description of each applicant's planned record attempt will be sent to Canada Running Series by Guinness World Records. The attempt will then be assessed to ensure it is appropriate for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.
Canada Running Series reserves the right to deny entry into the 2017 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon if the costume is deemed to be inappropriate or violate health and safety regulations.
For more ideas on record titles you can attempt, check out last year’s winners.