20 Record Breaking Costumes From The 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

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20 Record Breaking Costumes From The 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

Eccentric and elaborate race day costumes are something that the Virgin Money London Marathon has become renowned for over the years, and the 2018 race was no different.

Eccentric and elaborate race day costumes are something that the Virgin Money London Marathon has become renowned for over the years, and the 2018 race was no different.


Many runners take the opportunity to complete the 26.2 miles in costume for charity and some even get their names cemented in the Guinness World Record books.

Despite the hottest conditions on record, these runners still managed to break other records out on the course.

So, in no particular order, here are 20 record-breaking costumes from the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon…

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Edward Low

1

Edward Low

World Record: Fastest marathon dressed as a padlock (male)

Finishing Time: 3:51:18

Chosen charity: Pancreatic Cancer UK and Down Syndrome International

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Rob Pope

2

Rob Pope

World Record: Fastest marathon in film character costume (Forrest Gump)

Finishing Time: 2:36:28

Chosen charity: World Wide Fund for Nature and Peace Direct

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Julie Greenwood

3

Julie Greenwood

World Record: Fastest marathon dressed as a fairy tale character

Finishing Time: 4:24:07

Chosen charity: CLIC Sargent

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George Rutherford-Jones

4

George Rutherford-

 Jones 

World Record: Fastest marathon dressed as a landmark (male) 

Finishing Time: 3:54:43

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Paul Underwood

5

Paul Underwood

World Record: Fastest marathon dressed as a monarch

Finishing Time: 3:39:10

Chosen charity: MIND

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Barnaby Hopson

6

Barnaby Hopson

World Record: Fastest marathon dressed as an insect

Finishing Time: 3:14:24

Chosen charity: Refugees at Home

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Mathieu Lavedrine

7

Mathieu Lavedrine

World Record: Fastest marathon dressed as a Star Wars character (male) (x-wing pilot)

Finishing Time: 3:05:27

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Michael Odell & Guy Dunscombe

8

Michael Odell &

 Guy Dunscombe

World Record: Fastest marathon in a two-person costume (horse and jockey)

Finishing Time: 3:25:17

Chosen charity: Maggie’s Centre

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Marta Kiermacz-Abramek

9

Marta Kiermacz-

 Abramek

World Record: Fastest marathon in a suit (female)

Finishing Time: 3:57:57

Chosen charity: Hope4Malawi

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Richard Gray

10

Richard Gray

World Record: Fastest marathon carrying a household appliance (white goods)

Finishing Time: 5:49:37

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Matt Berry

11

Matt Berry

World Record: Fastest marathon in a wedding dress (male)

Finishing Time: 2:55:52

Chosen charity: The Pink Ribbon Foundation

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Fiona Betts

12

Fiona Betts

World Record: Fastest marathon dressed in a full body animal costume

Finishing Time: 4:13:25

Chosen charity: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

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David Stoneman

13

David Stoneman

World Record: Fastest marathon dressed in pyjamas (male)

Finishing Time: 3:07:09

Chosen charity: Simon on the Streets

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Colin Haylock

14

Colin Haylock

World Record: Fastest marathon wearing ski boots

Finishing Time: 5:52:16

Chosen charity: Star Chase

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Rebecca Cesar de Sa

15

Rebecca Cesar de Sa

World Record: Fastest marathon dressed as a lifeguard (female)

Finishing Time: 3:31:06

Chosen charity: RNLI

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Terry Midgely

16

Terry Midgely

World Record: Fastest marathon dressed in rugby kit (male)

Finishing Time: 3:20:16

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Bob Johnson

17

Bob Johnson

World Record: Fastest marathon dressed as a three-dimensional toy

Finishing Time: 4:59:30

Chosen charity: Afghanaid

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Michelle Frost

18

Michelle Frost

World Record: Fastest marathon on stilts

Finishing Time: 6:37:38

Chosen charity: Motor Neurone Disease Association

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James Caldon

19

James Caldon

World Record: Fastest marathon dressed as a tennis player (male)

Finishing Time: 3:28:48

Chosen charity: Orangutan Project

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Megan Walker, Ceyhun Uzun, Andrew Sharpe, Holly Bishop, Frederick Holland & Richard Scantlebury

20

Megan Walker,

Ceyhun Uzun,

Andrew Sharpe,

Holly Bishop, Frederick Holland

& Richard Scantlebury

World Record: Fastest marathon in a six-person costume

Finishing Time: 6:20:48

Chosen charity: CLIC Sargent

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