Missourian Aims to Beat World Record: Will Run in a Suit

Running in a suit seems to be pretty normal especially in the morning. Talk about being late! But I’m not referring to any regular corporate employee pacing quickly, desperately trying to reach the office on time. I’m referring to Steven Mankofsky,  a student wanting to break a world record. Yes, he’ll be running in Heart of America Marathon in a full suit.

Steven Mankofsky, 22, a student at the University of Missouri, says he got the idea while looking at the Guinness Book of World Records site for a record to break. The current record for marathoning in a full suit was set by Irish runner Paul Buchanan at the 2009 Dublin Marathon.

Mankofsky has his work cut out for him, as his marathon PR–presumably set while wearing shorts but no jacket–is 3:36:46, set at last year’s Heart of America race. Then again, Monkafsky says he wasn’t really training then. This time, he’s been running six days a week.


Now, it makes me wonder, how many have tried swimming in a suit? Hmmmm…


Read the full article at the  Runner’s World.  


Photo copyright by Flickr user Jumpin’Jack. 

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