A man in a bunny costume beat the previous world record held by a runner dressed as a sheep
While most people had their eyes on Galen Rupp at the Foot Traffic Holiday Half-Marathon in Portland, Ore. on Sunday, Jake Stout was arguably the second most popular competitor.
Rupp, the Olympic 10,000m silver medallist won the race in 1:01:20 but Stout broke the unofficial world record for running a half-marathon in an animal costume. The race needs to be ratified by Guinness World Records to be considered an official record.
Stout is a former All-American with Oregon’s Willamette University and has run several marathons including New York City, Boston, and Chicago.
The Oregon native was inspired to race as Ralphie from the movie A Christmas Story. Many competitors on Sunday wore holiday-themed attire.
Stout is currently an assistant coach with the University of Portland and works as a physiotherapist and running specialist at Pedal PT.
The race was cancelled midway through after a nearby accident caused black smoke to cover the course.