Do you have what it takes to be a Guinness World Records title holder?

 Do you have what it takes to be a Guinness World Records title holder?

Guinness World Records and Blackmores Sydney Running Festival announce second year partnership to give runners another chance to be a Guinness World Records title holder

Guinness World Records, the global authority on record breaking achievement, will be partnering with Blackmores Sydney Running Festival for a second year in 2017, providing runners the chance to be certified with a Guinness World Records title as they cross the finish line at one of the city’s most iconic locations, the Sydney Opera House.

Following on from a successful first year partnership where four Guinness World Records titles were broken in Sydney, and an impressive 10 years with the Virgin Money London Marathon, the renewed partnership means costumed runners in the Sydney event, taking place on 17 of September, can be certified with a Guinness World Records title when they finish the course.   

In 2016, four runners secured a Guinness World Records title at the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival. Their records are below:

  1. Alexander Scherz, Fastest marathon dressed as a jester (male): 2 hours, 59 minutes and 54 seconds
  2. Howard Dawson, Fastest marathon dressed as a food supplement (male): 3 hours, 3 minutes and 52 seconds
  3. Dominic Sweeney-Nash, Fastest marathon dressed as a French maid (male): 3 hours, 57 minutes and 25 seconds
  4. Joseph Peach, Fastest marathon dressed as a monarch (male): 3 hours, 59 minutes and 29 seconds

Wayne Larden, Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Event Director said, "2016 was a great success. Four Guinness World Records titles were broken in our marathon, and we had happy record breakers and happy crowds. We’re looking forward to seeing what record breaking 2017 holds for us.”

Nadine Causey, Senior VP APAC Guinness World Records said, “We're thrilled to be working with Blackmores Sydney Running Festival for a second year. It's one of the world's leading running events and we're looking forward to coming back again in 2017 to give runners the opportunity to add something different to their experience.”

Aspiring record breakers should register to take part in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival and then complete a Guinness World Records application via the ‘Set a Record’ section at www.guinnessworldrecords.com.

For further information visit http://sydneyrunningfestival.com.au/GuinnessWorldRecords