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Guinness World Records

How you can attempt to become a Guinness World Records holder

Do you have a confirmed place in the 2022 TCS London Marathon and want to attempt to become an official Guinness World Records holder?

For the 15th consecutive year, Guinness World Records is collaborating with the TCS London Marathon to give participants the chance to register their world record attempt before the event, which can then be verified on the day at the iconic Finish Line.

So if you’d like to go for it in 2022, visit the Guinness World Records site.

Please note that in order to apply for a record, you must have already secured a place in the 2022 TCS London Marathon. Places are not available via Guinness World Records.


Be inspired by last year’s record-breakers!

At the 2021 London Marathon, 30 Guinness World Records were broken in a celebration of fun, fundraising and fancy-dress:

  • Julian Rendall: Fastest marathon dressed in pyjamas (male) – 02:51:45
  • Peter Butler-Jones: Fastest marathon wearing Wellington boots (male) – 02:56:38
  • Mark Williamson: Fastest marathon dressed in a rugby kit (male) – 03:05:45
  • Kristina Kucar: Fastest marathon wearing handcuffs (female) – 03:15:53
  • Sarah Dudgeon and Max Livingstone-Learmonth: Fastest marathon in a two-person costume – 03:17:12 
  • Mark Hurren: Fastest marathon dressed as a cheerleader (male) – 03:18:22
  • Rodney Mushanganyisi: Fastest marathon dressed as a hospital patient (male) – 03:20:33
  • Ian Young: Fastest marathon dressed as an alien (male) – 03:23:05
  • Andrew Roberts: Fastest marathon dressed as a mummy (male) – 03:17:37
  • Victoria Carter: Fastest marathon dressed as a scientist (female) – 3:19:23
  • Kieran Deegan: Fastest marathon dressed as a piece of medical equipment (male) – 03:23:53
  • Troi Baxter and Kerry Bullen: Fastest marathon with two runners handcuffed together (female)– 03:30:08
  • Charlie Osmond: Fastest marathon dressed as an astronomical body (male) – 03:30:36
  • Liv Andersson: Fastest marathon dressed as a monarch (female) – 03:39:50
  • Jennifer Graham: Fastest marathon dressed in pyjamas (female) – 03:46:12
  • Ben Bate: Fastest marathon dressed as a body part (male) – 03:49:14
  • Siddharth Paralkar: Fastest marathon dressed in a safari suit (male) – 03:50:44
  • Jez Clements: Fastest marathon dressed as a three-dimensional television character (male) – 03:55:27
  • Gilles Dufosse: Fastest marathon dressed as a harlequin (male) – 03:56:27
  • Martin Pritchard-Howarth: Fastest marathon dressed as a mountain climber (male) – 04:02:23
  • Will Smith: Fastest marathon dressed in a tree costume (male) – 04:05:06
  • Jane Faulkner: Fastest marathon dressed as a threedimensional plant (female) – 04:05:18
  • Chris Green: Fastest marathon dressed as a mammal (male) – 04:06:35
  • Anna Bassil: Fastest marathon dressed as a sweet food (female) – 04:12:20
  • Charlotte Sullivan: Fastest marathon dressed in traditional Spanish dress (female) – 04:26:18
  • Neil Murphy: Fastest marathon dressed as a three-dimensional aircraft (male) – 04:27:44
  • Digby Walker, Benjamin Taylor, Charlie Mason, Edward Holderness, Guy Dixon and Oliver Tipping: Fastest marathon in a six-person costume – 04:34:52
  • Andrew Pelton, Niall Cooper and Michael Pelton: Fastest marathon four-legged (male) – 04:37:33
  • Phil Sweatman: Fastest marathon dressed as a heavy duty vehicle (male) – 04:50:54
  • Paul Bennett: Fastest marathon wearing ski boots (male) – 05:30:20

As the above illustrates, there’s really no limit to your imagination when dreaming up what record you’d like to attempt – so start planning today. Good luck!

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      Search our charity listings for a cause that you’re interested in and get in touch

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      Please read our General Conditions of Entry before applying for a place in the TCS London Marathon

    • Disability support

      We work to support participants who need assistance at the TCS London Marathon

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