Man Runs Marathon In Ski Boots, Breaks Guinness Record
Paul Harnett, a London-based surgeon, threw caution to the wind in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for running the London Marathon in… ski boots.
Let’s be honest. Running a marathon is no easy feat. Running a marathon – an entire 26.2 miles – in ski boots? That is next level crazy.
Luckily, it wasn’t just for attention – it was for an admirable cause.
“Above anything else, my primary goal is to raise awareness of the two fantastic charities I’m fundraising for – the British Paralympic Association and World Orthopedic Concern – to help them continue to carry out their incredible work,” says Harnett
The surgeon’s training regimen ramped up 6 months prior to the marathon, where he logged a lot of miles and given the ski-centric circumstances, we assume he also hydrated with lots of post-run après sessions.
Harnett finished the London Marathon on Sunday, April 28th, with a time of 5 hours 30 minutes, breaking the previous world record by 22 minutes.
(Yes, there was a previous record, as there are several jogging masochists out there.)