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Guinness World Records and Los Angeles Marathon Partner to Offer Record-Breaking Attempts to Runners

October 30, 2019

NEW YORK, NY/LOS ANGELES, CA – Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievements, announces its collaboration with the 2020 Los Angeles Marathon presented by ASICS to provide runners with the opportunity to make history. An official Guinness World Records adjudicator will be tracking marathon record-attempters on race day to verify if their run from the Stadium to the Sea is Officially Amazing.™

“We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Guinness World Records for the 2020 Los Angeles Marathon. This is  the entertainment capital of the world and partnering with  Guinness World Records adds another element of entertainment and performance to the amazing experience that is the Stadium to Sea race course ,” said Steven Powell, Chief Commercial Officer of Conqur Endurance Group.

History-making hopefuls for the 2020 Los Angeles Marathon can attempt one of hundreds of marathon-related individual and team-based Guinness World Records titles including:

  • Fastest marathon dressed as a lifeguard (male) (current record: 2:55:54)
  • Fastest marathon dressed as a television character (female (current record: 3:54:48)
  • Fastest marathon wearing flip-flops (male) (current record: 03:42:29)
  • Fastest marathon dressed as an emoji (female) (current record: 4:18:06)
  • Fastest marathon in film character costume (female) (current record: 3:16:19)

Applications must be submitted to Guinness World Records prior to 6 PM PST on Monday, February 10, 2020. Runners must register for the Los Angeles Marathon before applying to break a Guinness World Records title.

In 2017, the last time that there were official attempts at the  Los Angeles Marathon, eight  Guinness World Records titles were achieved, including Fastest marathon dressed as a three-dimensional bird and Fastest marathon dressed as a fast food item.

For more information on how to break a record during this icon run in 2020, please visit LAMarathon.com/GuinnessWorldRecords.

About Guinness World Records

What’s the fastest game bird in Europe? This was the question that inspired the founding of Guinness World Records back in 1955. Starting with a single book published from a room above a gym, GWR has grown to become a global multi-media brand, with offices in London, New York, Miami, Beijing, Tokyo and Dubai. Today, we deliver world-class content, not just through Books, but via TV shows, Social Media and Live Events. Our in-house consultancy works closely with brands and businesses around the world to harness the power of record-breaking and deliver award-winning campaigns and business solutions. Our ultimate purpose is to inspire people - individuals, families, schools, groups, companies, communities and even entire countries – to read about, watch, listen to and participate in record-breaking. To join this record-breaking community – and find out the answer to that original question – visit guinnessworldrecords.com.

About Conqur Endurance Group
Conqur Endurance Group creates world-class experiences that ignite passion in athletes and connect communities through the transformative power of sport. The Los Angeles Marathon is among the largest marathons in the country with 24,000 participants, thousands of volunteers and hundreds of thousands of spectators. The “Stadium to the Sea” course, starting at Dodger Stadium and finishing near the Santa Monica Pier, is one of the most scenic in the world, taking runners on a tour of Los Angeles past every major landmark. In addition to the marquee event, Conqur Endurance Group produces the Pasadena Half Marathon & 5K at the Rose Bowl, the Santa Monica Classic 5K/10K and the LA BIG 5K. Conqur also owns and operates one of the largest marathon training programs in the U.S., the LA Road Runners. Through official charity programs and strategic partnerships, Conqur supports dozens of nonprofit partners; the most notable being Students Run LA, one of the foremost nonprofit youth running programs in the nation. For more information, please visit www.goconqur.com