In a rather flamboyant display of joy, Gavin Orr raced to the finish line at the Callanish Stones Marathon with a leap and a bound. Dressed in full Highland attire, Orr came in at 3:46:14 and broke the previous Guinness world record.
For what? For running an entire marathon while wearing a kilt, sporran, buttoned waistcoat, dress shirt, bowtie and knee-high black socks. He was, of course, wearing proper running shoes.
Guinness World Records, which still needs to verify Orr’s time, told him prior to the race that if he finished the race in under 5 hours, he would become the record holder. Orr wanted to finish in less than 4 hours.
In addition, Orr's run also raised about 3,000 pounds (over $5,000) for the Aberlour Child Care Trust, a children's charity in Scotland.
Great to see runners at start of #callanishmarathon.here's @gavin_orr running in aid of @AberlourCCT #worldrecord pic.twitter.com/wDewmOAgGf— Jacqui Ferguson (@BarefootCrofter) August 2, 2014