Running the longest distance while on fire-Keith
Malcolm sets world record
HAMPSHIRE, UK--Amateur stuntman Keith Malcolm,
39, from Aberdeen, was doused in petrol before sprinting 259ft
ablaze-setting the new world record for Running
the longest distance while on fire. Photo: Keith Malcolm wore eight layers
of protective clothing, including four layers of fireproof
undergarments, a Formula One fireproof jacket and three overalls.
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He also wore three fire hoods and a helmet
and coated himself in special protective “stunt gel” so he
would not be harmed by the 1000c flames.
He had a team of experts from Hampshire
Fire and Rescue on hand for the event which was aimed at raising
money for Cancer Research.
Afterwards Mr Malcolm told: “It was absolutely
awesome. I managed it in 17 seconds and was running flat-out.
I really did not want to hang around.” The amateur stuntman from Waterlooville
in Hampshire managed to beat the previous Guinness world record
by 32 feet.
Richard Curtis, Deputy Commissioner (Operations)
for Hampshire, said: ‘We stood at the end with a first aid
kit, oxygen and burns kit, waiting for him to run. The flames
were put out before we found his face and carried out a primary
survey to check he was okay.’