It has been a little over a week since my friends and I traveled out to Berlin, Germany in attempt to set the Guinness World Record for fastest 4 person marathon in a costume! Still ridiculous, but we’re overwhelmed by the support and curiosity that friends, family and folks over the internet have with the Googley eyed Caterpillar (we call it the RADepillar after our friends and family cycling team) that ran the Berlin Marathon. Our official time was 04:53, which beat the previous record holder by a total of 10 minutes.
We’ve received a number of WTF and questions about how this crazy contraption actually worked, so here’s a little write-up:
- Inspiration & the team
- Submitting the Guinness World Record application
- Costume brainstorm
- Prototype & construction of RADepillar
- Training for a marathon in costume
- Flying to Berlin & Marathon Expo
- Guinness World Record attempt day in Berlin
- Post record attempt thoughts
My name is Michael (aka Wongie) and welcome to my blog! I’m an avid runner, amateur photographer, video guy and have an amazing group of friends that convince each other to do wacky things like run a marathon in a Caterpillar costume. Join me on my journey, as I document my adventures as I leave my job for the last 7+ years and invest the next few months to traveling and learning more about myself. First stop on this journey is Berlin, where our group of friends set a Guinness World Record for fastest 4 person marathon in a costume!