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Man runs 3:46 marathon in Highland dress, breaks record

Gavin Orr of Edinburgh sets new record at the Callanish Stones Marathon.

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"This embarrassing pic has got to be worth few more quid! http://justgiving.com/gavino All for ace kids charity @AberlourCCT "
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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.

RunnersWorld.com reports:

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.