Guinness ratifies Canadian Calum Neff’s stroller half-marathon record

Guinness ratified Canadian Calum Neff's performance from the Katy Half-Marathon making him the new record holder of "fastest half-marathon pushing a pram."

March 5th, 2016 by | Posted in Runs & Races | Tags: , , ,

Calum Neff
Original photo: Julie Neff.

Canadian Calum Neff is officially a Guinness world record holder after his Feb. 6 performance at the Katy Half-Marathon in Texas was ratified on Friday.

Neff, along with his 11-month-old daughter, Holland, set the world half-marathon record with a pram (stroller). The Houston resident ran 1:11:27 and filmed the 21.1K race with a GoPro in addition to streaming the event live on Periscope, a mobile streaming application.

The official title is “fastest half-marathon pushing a pram (male).

See Canadian Running‘s story on Neff from mid-February here.

RELATED: Watch: Canadian father sets stroller world record with daughter.

The Guinness website lists the record as the following:

The fastest half marathon pushing a pram (male) is 1 hour 11 min 27 sec and was achieved by Calum Neff (Canada) at the Katy Half Marathon in Katy, Texas, USA, on 6 February 2016.

Neff pushed his 11-month-old daughter, Holland, in the pram for entire race. The duo attracted attention from all over the world as they live streamed their record attempt through Periscope.

Footage of the race can be found below (filmed from a GoPro):

The 31-year-old followed up his performance from Katy by running the Los Angeles Marathon in late February and is expected to run the Wings For Life World Run in Niagara Falls, Ont.