Though the elites missed record marks at Sunday’s Toronto Waterfront Marathon, there was no shortage of Guinness World Records set deeper in the results list, including Canadian Running former editor Michal Kapral.
Kapral set the record for the fastest half-marathon while joggling — a pun on the words juggling and jogging. Kapral ran the half-marathon in 1:20:40, a strong time even for someone while they aren’t joggling. He finished 51st overall. This isn’t even the 42-year-old’s first world record; he also holds the joggling records over 10K and the marathon. Kapral still writes a regular column in Canadian Running. His column in the upcoming issue is about joggling.
Kapral’s run was raising money for People to People Canada, an organization for Ethiopian AIDS orphans.
Firefighter Lindsay Santagato set the women’s Guinness record for the fastest marathon in full firefighter gear. She ran 5:38:51 and was raising money for the Canadian Liver Foundation. Her brother died of a liver and kidney failure.
Bridget Burns, raising money for Friends of High Park Zoo, set the record for fastest marathon dressed as a zookeeper by running 4:08:17.
Jeremiah Stacey ran 3:47:35, to set the fastest marathon dressed in a baseball uniform.
The fifth record set on the day was Stephane Hetherington who set the record for the fastest half-marathon dressed a superhero. He ran 1:17:30, a fast time by almost anyone’s standards.