31 Aug '12, 10pm

Monday, a Missouri student will put on a suit...and run a marathon in it. Here's why:

Monday, a Missouri student will put on a suit...and run a marathon in it. Here's why:

By Scott Douglas A Missouri graduate business student will try to run Monday's Heart of America Marathon under 3:24:46 while wearing a suit to break the recognized record for the achievement, the Missourian reports . Steven Mankofsky, 22, a student at the University of Missouri, says he got the idea while looking at the Guinness Book of World Records site for a record to break. The current record for marathoning in a full suit was set by Irish runner Paul Buchanan at the 2009 Dublin Marathon. Mankofsky has his work cut out for him, as his marathon PR--presumably set while wearing shorts but no jacket--is 3:36:46, set at last year's Heart of America race. Then again, Monkafsky says he wasn't really training then. This time, he's been running six days a week. One of his training partners is dubious. “It’s hot enough at 80 degrees, and it’s only going to be magnified wearing ...

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