Thursday, July 21, 2011
Fastest marathon by a linked team: Manhattan men set world record
Coudersport, PA, USA--Five Manhattan men - Brad Weiss, 36, Chris Solarz, 32; Terence Gerchberg, 39; Stephen England, 31 and Francis Laros, 48 - finished the God's Country Marathon in Coudersport, Pa., in three hours and 26 minutes, while tethered together - setting the new world record for the Fastest marathon by a linked team.
The Guinness world record for the fastest marathon by a linked team was 3 hr 26 min 15 sec by Chris Solarz, Brad Weiss, Terence Gerchberg (all US), Francis Laros (South Africa) and Stephen England (UK) at the God's Country Marathon in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the record for the fastest time to complete a half marathon race three legged, held by Alastair and Nick Benbow (UK) who ran the London Half Marathon in 1 hr 37 min 53 sec.
"You are now officially talking to a world record holder," said Daily News advertising sales representative Brad Weiss, 36.
"We're more than elated. It's an amazing accomplishment." Weiss and his buddies - Chris Solarz, 32; Terence Gerchberg, 39; Stephen England, 31 and Francis Laros, 48 - finished the God's Country Marathon in Coudersport, Pa., in three hours and 26 minutes, beating the previous Guinness world record by 12 minutes.
Related world records:
Most consecutive days running an ultra marathon: Andy McMenemy (HD Video)
Fastest marathon wearing a gas mask: Staff Sgt. Marc Dibernardo
Fastest 100 x 5 km relay: The Charlotte Running Club
Heaviest Person to Complete a Marathon: Kelly Gneiting (Video)
Fastest running nonagenarian: 95-Year-Old Ida Keeling (Video)
Most marathons run on consecutive days: Stefaan Engels
Fastest running centenarian: Miyazaki Hidekichi
Most consecutive push-ups: wrestler Munir Ahmed
Fastest Human Crab Walker: Cameron Jones
Oldest female marathon finisher: Gladys Burrill
Largest Resistance Band Class: Sheraton New York
Most marathons in a year: Yolanda Holder
Largest physical education class: Ga. students
Most fitness records broken in a day: Stephen Buttler
Longest distance run in 365 days: Serge Girard
Fastest Mile in a Bomb Suit: SSG Eric Johnson
Longest distance run in seven days on a treadmill: Mimi Anderson
Lunge Mile: Jamasen Rodriguez
marathons in 11 days: Kalyn Jolivette
mile in a bomb suit: SSgt Owen Duff
coach of an Olympic women's marathon winner: Valeriu Tomescu
Olympic women's marathon winner: Constantina Dita
Non-stop walking hill marathon: Emil Ilic
10K race: Hillary Kimaiyo
Standing Box Jump: Ryan Moody
mile in a bomb suit: Lt. Jonathan Kehoe
solo run around US perimeter: Reza Balunchi
people running in a "Stiletto Sprint'': Australia
Thursday, July 21, 2011