VIDEO: Local duo set to chase Guinness World Records in Toronto

This pair is training in Toronto to become the fastest witch and the fast suit-clad runner.

October 13th, 2016 by | Posted in Canadian Race Guide, RaceGuide, Runs & Races, The Scene | Tags: , , , ,

Of the 25,000 participants at this year’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, some will be easier to spot than others.

Jade O’Sullivan and Suzy Prosser will be among them.

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O’Sullivan, 35, originally from Australia and now living in Toronto is one of eleven individuals aiming to set a Guinness World Record. She will try to set the female record for the ‘fastest marathon dressed in a suit.’ To do so, she must run faster than four hours which is a pace of 5:41 per kilometre.

Her decision to go for the record was made while she was at a pub with friends. She was ‘nominated’ to go for a record and says she is excited to earn bragging rights for being the best (recorded) at something, if only for a day.

A friend of O’Sullivan, Suzy Prosser, 34, originally from the U.K. will also be looking to set a new record. Just on time for Halloween, Prosser will be aiming to run the ‘fastest half-marathon dressed as a witch.’ In order to set the record, she’ll need to run two hours for the half-marathon, which is also 5:41 per kilometre.

Prosser says that running in a costume keeps things interesting and she hopes that her efforts help inspire other runners to achieve their own goals.