Guinness World Records

Important update 2020:

Unfortunately, due to the restrictions in place globally, Guinness World Records has made the difficult decision not to attend Blackmores Sydney Marathon in 2020. We have been unable to conduct face to face Adjudications during the pandemic and with no end date confirmed we are unable to commit our full attendance at this year’s event. Applicants that run the event in 2020 are welcome to submit their evidence as per a standard application for us to process. We hope to return in 2021 offering on the day Adjudications for those runners who wish attempt to break a Guinness World Records title.


Attempting a Guinness World Records title is an opportunity for runners to add an extra challenge to their marathon course and a helpful way to raise money and awareness for a charity or special cause. GWR’s verifications services are usually a paid-for-service but, for this day only, the verification is done free of charge for runners.

In 2019, four out of six runners were successful in completing their Guinness World Records title. The records are below:

  1. Mark Follett, Fastest marathon dressed as a tennis player (male) ­– 3 hours, 13 minutes, 23 seconds
  2. John Waterfield, Fastest marathon dressed in a rugby kit (male) – 3 hours, 18 minutes, 17 seconds
  3. Adam Keighran, Fastest marathon dressed in highland dress (male) – 3 hours, 20 minutes, 17 seconds
  4. Bethany Wormald, Fastest marathon dressed as a television character (female) – 3 hours, 54 minutes, 48 seconds
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