28 May '13, 7pm

The story of 10 runners who ran a 2:55 marathon while TIED TOGETHER via @SweatScience

The story of 10 runners who ran a 2:55 marathon while TIED TOGETHER via @SweatScience

Big shout out to the new marathon world record set over the weekend! No, not that record -- the Guinness record for fastest linked marathon by a group of runners tied together with leashes around their waists. The old record was a group of five who ran 2:57; the new record is 10 guys who ran 2:55:23 at the Calgary Marathon on Sunday. Leaving aside the logistical challenges of training and racing as a 20-legged beast (aid stations are tough; so are bathroom breaks), the most impressive part of the feat is that they raised nearly $100,000 for research into mitochondrial disease.

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a-20-legged-m...

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