You probably heard about Dennis Kimetto’s 2:02:57 world record marathon performance in Berlin this fall, but two more world records that were set last month may have escaped your attention: Michal Kapral set a new joggling (that’s juggling and running at the same time!) record, joggling to a 1:20:40 half marathon finish and Julia Webb recently ran 38:15 pushing a (borrowed) baby in a stroller for 10k. Wow!
Here at Salty Running we are proud to say that we are friends already with TWO world record holders: Camille Herron, fastest superhero marathoner, and Nichole Porath, fastest indoor marathoner, but we’re always looking to meet more. (Hey, Dennis, Michal, and Julia — wanna be friends?)
Non-world record-holders, don’t worry — we still love you! And if you have any ambitions of joining that select group, here are 5 world records that were made to be broken.
1. Fastest marathon carrying an egg on a spoon – Dale Lyons, 3:47. Runners with a smooth, low shuffling stride might have the best luck with this one.
2. Longest crochet chain while running a marathon – Susie Hewer, 457 feet. Slower runners might have a better shot at this record than the speedsters — Susie spent 5:40 on the London Marathon course to set this record. Gotta keep that crochet:miles ratio high!
3. Fastest half marathon dressed as a fruit – Joanne Singleton, 1:35. When purchasing your banana costume, please remember to click through our Amazon affiliate link to help support site operations! Make sure to send us photos of your attempt.
4. Most family members to complete a marathon – Oshamu Shoju, 3 daughters, and 4 grandchildren. This just warms my little heart!
5. Fastest 10k sack race – Ashrita Furman, 1:22. OK, this is not running, but perhaps running fitness would carry over.
What do you say, Salty Readers? Anyone inspired to take a shot?