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New Men's Marathon World Record!...

Postby Cooter Brown » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:07 am

...in flip flops.

Keith Levasseur ran Saturday's Baltimore Marathon in 2:46:58 while wearing flip flops. Levasseur will file paperwork with the Guinness Book of World Records to have the feat acknowledged as a world record for a marathon in flip flops.

http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/pulse/201210/man-runs-246-marathon-flip-flops-runners-world
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Re: New Men's Marathon World Record!...

Postby Marlow » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:29 am

Cooter Brown wrote:...in flip flops.

don't forget that the WR in running in a business suit was smashed by almost an hour! :wink:
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Re: New Men's Marathon World Record!...

Postby br » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:09 am

Australian Phillip Belnave ran 2:43:00 in flip flops last year in the 2011 Canberra Marathon. He just didn't have it ratified by the Guinness folks.

http://www.marathon-...ch=1&match=A218

http://www.coolrunning.com.au/forums/in ... 664&st=700
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Re: New Men's Marathon World Record!...

Postby kuha » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:52 am

It's totally nuts, but impressive.
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Re: New Men's Marathon World Record!...

Postby DoubleRBar » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:11 am

I sometimes have trouble taking the trash out when I'm wearing flip flops.
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Re: New Men's Marathon World Record!...

Postby 18.99s » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:18 am

br wrote:Australian Phillip Belnave ran 2:43:00 in flip flops last year in the 2011 Canberra Marathon. He just didn't have it ratified by the Guinness folks.

http://www.marathon-...ch=1&match=A218

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Re: New Men's Marathon World Record!...

Postby aaronk » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:28 am

Sure that wasn't Mitt Romney wearing those flip-flops?? :lol:

BTW, anyone know if there's a record for the fastest marathon run completely in the nude??
I'm particularly interested in the women's record!! :)
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Re: New Men's Marathon World Record!...

Postby KDFINE » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:04 am

Anyone remember the record by the waiter carrying the (bottle of glass) on the tray?
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Re: New Men's Marathon World Record!...

Postby kuha » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:11 am

This may be a whole new thread, but there was a long-time Kansas City runner (at least late 70s ~ early 80s) who did many marathons kicking a soccer ball the whole way.
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Re: New Men's Marathon World Record!...

Postby vencio2 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:18 pm

kuha wrote:This may be a whole new thread, but there was a long-time Kansas City runner (at least late 70s ~ early 80s) who did many marathons kicking a soccer ball the whole way.



Bet that went down well with people running around him. :roll:
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Re: New Men's Marathon World Record!...

Postby kuha » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:59 pm

vencio2 wrote:
kuha wrote:This may be a whole new thread, but there was a long-time Kansas City runner (at least late 70s ~ early 80s) who did many marathons kicking a soccer ball the whole way.



Bet that went down well with people running around him. :roll:


It kind of amazed me but people around him didn't seem to really mind. I'm not sure what the first few (congested) miles were like, but for most of the distance he seemed to have a fair bit of open space around him.
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Re: New Men's Marathon World Record!...

Postby br » Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:52 am

18.99s wrote:
br wrote:Australian Phillip Belnave ran 2:43:00 in flip flops last year in the 2011 Canberra Marathon. He just didn't have it ratified by the Guinness folks.

http://www.marathon-...ch=1&match=A218

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Try this...

http://www.marathon-photos.com/scripts/ ... match=A218
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