27 Mar '17, 1pm

Man in business suit crushes NYC Half in record time:

Man in business suit crushes NYC Half in record time:

On March 19th, just before 9:30 am in New York City, a man in a slim-cut two-piece suit sprinted past Wall Street in Manhattan’s Financial District. He was not late for a meeting or a job interview. He did not have urgent business on the NYSE trading floor. He was chasing a world record, wearing Nike running shoes. It started, as these things often do in Bermuda, with the promise of a Dark and Stormy. Chris Estwanik, a 36-year-old former professional runner living on the island, was offered a free round of the dark rum-based cocktail if he could break the Guinness World Record for fastest half marathon while wearing a suit. He shattered the mark by more than seven minutes at the NYC Half , running 1:11:36. He placed 55th overall, crossing the line wearing Oakley sunglasses and half his pink button-down shirt untucked. “The bet was made a week and a half before the race,” E...

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