Last Sunday the 2013 Scotia Bank Toronto Waterfront marathon saw not only Deressa Chimsa run the fastest-ever marathon on Canadian soil, but also two World Guinness records set by two Canadian men.
A Canadian runner, Paul Statchuck, put his name in the World Guinness record book after he ran the fastest marathon dressed in full lacrosse gear. The runner covered the marathon distance dressed in lacrosse gear in a time of 3 hr 46 min 58 sec. In fact, this is the third World Guinness record for Statchuck after he broke the record for the fastest marathon in an American football kit (3 hr 45 min 30 sec) at the 2012 Mississauga Marathon and fastest marathon in an ice hockey kit (4 hr 8 min 43 sec) at 2011 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.
Another man who broke the World Guinness record at the 2013 Toronto Marathon was David Hiddleston who set the record as the fastest half marathon dressed as a fruit after crossing thefinish line in a banana in 1 hr 25 min 45 sec.
Last year at the same marathon Hiddleston set his first Guinness record by running the fastest half marathon as a mascot in 1 hr 46 min 27 sec.
"This was a phenomenal day at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon for the sport and our city," said Alan Brookes, Race Director of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. "The world watched as our international and Canadian athletes broke records in multiple categories. I couldn't be happier, I need to pinch myself."