Week of August 14th – FAST and LONG recordsAugust 14, 2011
The fastest marathon in an animal costume was 3 hr 04 min by Martin Indge (UK) dressed as an ostrich at the 2011 Virgin London Marathon in London, UK, on April 17, 2011.
The fastest marathon in an animal costume was 3 hr 42 min 11 sec by Barbara Stcherbatcheff (USA) dressed as a peacock at the 2011 Virgin London Marathon in London, UK, on April 17, 2011.
Tillman the English Bulldog covered a 100-m stretch of level car park in a time of 19.678 seconds during X Games XV in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 30 July 2009.
George Meegan (UK) walked 30,431 km (19,019 miles) in a journey that took him from the southernmost point of South America, at Ushuaia, Argentina, to the northernmost point of North America, at Prudhoe Bay in Alaska, USA, taking 2,426 days from 26 January, 26 1977 to September 18 1983.
The fastest 50 m by a human wheelbarrow team is 14.87 sec and was achieved by Josh McCormack (the wheelbarrow) and Arjuna Benson (the pusher), at the Sports campus of Carey Baptist Grammar School, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on September 9, 2008.
The longest beaver dam ever recorded measured 1.5 km (0.9 miles) long.
The longest jump by a guinea pig was achieved by Diesel, who cleared a gap of 20.5 cm (8.07 in) in London, UK, on July 27, 2009.
The longest kiss lasted 46 hr 24 min 9 sec and was achieved by Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat at an event in Thailand from February 13 – 15 2011.
The world’s longest documented hair belongs to Xie Qiuping (China) at 5.627 m (18 ft 5.54 in) when measured on May 8, 2004. She has been growing her hair since 1973 from the age of 13.← Week of August 7 – How old would they be today? Week of August 28th – Interesting Dog facts! →