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Can You Break the Record?

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ is partnering with the 2020 Los Angeles Marathon presented by ASICS to provide free on-site verification to pre-registered record-breaking runners!

An official Guinness World Records adjudicator will be at the finish line to confirm if your feat from the stadium to the sea was Officially Amazing!™

In 2017, runners at the Los Angeles Marathon achieved 8 impressive Guinness World Records titles including Fastest marathon dressed as a three-dimensional bird, Fastest marathon dressed as a boxer, and Fastest marathon dressed as a fast food item.

Will you be amongst the next set of record-breakers at the marathon?

Click here to see current record titles and minimums and get inspired.


Are You Ready to Make History?


After registering to participate in the race*, please complete a standard application (“Apply for a Record”) via the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS website's “Break a Record at a Marathon” section within the press centre and include the following information in your standard-level application:


• If it is a new title, please provide as much information as possible about the proposed title.

• The date and location of the marathon (03/08/2020, Los Angeles, California, USA). At the end of the application process, you will be prompted to choose an event – please select “Los Angeles Marathon” from the list.

• Dimensions of the costume(s) or object(s) that is to be worn or carried (including height, width, depth, and weight)

• For new titles, please provide information on the proposed costume, etc.

• Projected finish time in any costume you hope to run in.

• After your application is accepted, your dedicated Records Manager will confirm your application to attempt a record title during the race.

• You will need to submit a photograph via the Guinness World Records online portal that clearly shows your entire costume, props, or official documents to meet the requirements.

• The deadline for applications is 6 PM PST on Monday, February 10, 2020.


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Los Angeles Marathon (Conqur Endurance Group) reserves the right to deny entry into the 2020 Los Angeles Marathon if the costume is deemed to be inappropriate or violate health and safety regulations.

For record ideas or information on how you can set or break a record at the 2020 Los Angeles Marathon, check out www.guinnessworldrecords.com.

*Please note that GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS participants must be registered in the Los Angeles Marathon before applying for a record title attempt at www.guinnessworldrecords.com.


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