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(Kansas City)   "You completed the marathon in 5 hours, 48 minutes and 27 seconds, and your scarf is a little more than 12 feet long"   (kansascity.com) divider line 48
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2013-10-21 10:58:30 AM  
During Saturday's Kansas City Marathon, the graphic design professor from the University of Central Missouri broke the Guinness world record for longest scarf knitted while running a marathon.

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2013-10-21 11:17:09 AM  
Amateur:

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2013-10-21 11:22:48 AM  
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2013-10-21 11:39:44 AM  
Just looking at some other weird marathon records. This is my favorite;

Fastest Half-Marathon in a 2-Person Pantomime Costume - The record for the fastest time to run a half marathon wearing a two-person pantomime costume is held by Paul Donaghy and Steve Langley (both UK)who completed the Great North Run, Newcastle, UK in a time of 2 hr 9 min 13 sec wearing a pantomime camel costume on 6 October 2002.
 
2013-10-21 11:57:44 AM  
Sounds like a time-lord to me.
 
2013-10-21 12:12:20 PM  
Twelve feet, 13/4 inches, as measured by knitting experts Cindy Craig of Kansas City and Traci Bunkers of Lawrence and by Jim Josten, president of an accredited instrument and gauge calibration service who will verify to Guinness the authenticity of Babcock's accomplishment.

13/4 inches? Really? Thirteen quarter inches?
 
2013-10-21 12:17:09 PM  
In before the Fark Track Team belittles his finishing time.
 
2013-10-21 12:20:00 PM  
I think I am more interested in finding out about this scarf measuring equipment than this running record.
 
2013-10-21 12:20:58 PM  

Sybarite: Just looking at some other weird marathon records. This is my favorite;

Fastest Half-Marathon in a 2-Person Pantomime Costume - The record for the fastest time to run a half marathon wearing a two-person pantomime costume is held by Paul Donaghy and Steve Langley (both UK)who completed the Great North Run, Newcastle, UK in a time of 2 hr 9 min 13 sec wearing a pantomime camel costume on 6 October 2002.


And then there's this:

Fastest Marathon While Juggling - The record for the fastest marathon while joggling three objects is held by Michael Kapral (Canada), who ran the 42.2 km (26.22 miles) of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 2 hr 50 min 12 sec, in Toronto, Canada on September 30, 2007.

Lame. Get back to me when you can do a whole triathlon while juggling.
 
2013-10-21 12:22:04 PM  
Surely I'm not the only one to have played this.

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2013-10-21 12:34:17 PM  

Makh: Sounds like a time-lord to me.


Was expecting the reference. Walking away satisfied in my bowtie.

/Anybody got a stalk of celery?
 
2013-10-21 12:35:21 PM  
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Laughs in your general direction.
 
2013-10-21 12:38:30 PM  
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Quite spry for 700-something.
 
2013-10-21 12:39:15 PM  

CarnySaur: In before the Fark Track Team belittles his finishing time.


I'll know after my upcoming marathon this Sunday whether or not I'm superior enough to belittle him.
 
2013-10-21 12:41:20 PM  

maram500: Makh: Sounds like a time-lord to me.

Was expecting the reference. Walking away satisfied in my bowtie.

/Anybody got a stalk of celery?


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"Tell me about your ridiculously long scarf!"
 
2013-10-21 12:49:55 PM  
Garter stitch? Please. Do a cable knit and then I'll be impressed.
 
2013-10-21 12:54:13 PM  
Showed up for Tom Baker references.  Leaving satisfied.
 
2013-10-21 12:56:12 PM  
Next thing you know they will let people run with scissors.
 
2013-10-21 01:02:15 PM  
It's multicolor and longer than your average scarf.
 
2013-10-21 01:02:22 PM  
Sounds like quite a yarn to me.
 
2013-10-21 01:05:01 PM  
I'm going to try to set the record for completing the world's shortest marathon. So far I've gotten it down to 8 miles.
 
2013-10-21 01:07:41 PM  

Donnchadha: Twelve feet, 13/4 inches, as measured by knitting experts Cindy Craig of Kansas City and Traci Bunkers of Lawrence and by Jim Josten, president of an accredited instrument and gauge calibration service who will verify to Guinness the authenticity of Babcock's accomplishment.

13/4 inches? Really? Thirteen quarter inches?


When I read it, it's twelve feet 1 3/4 inches.
 
2013-10-21 01:12:41 PM  

Makh: Sounds like a time-lord to me.


''I'm not human! I knit through eternity!''
 
2013-10-21 01:17:00 PM  
I thought we weren't going to talk about Paul Ryan anymore...
 
2013-10-21 01:45:47 PM  
Came for the DW references, leaving Leela and the Doctor here satisfied.

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2013-10-21 01:55:33 PM  
"Babcock, 41, began running and knitting as separate activities about three years ago. Because both can grow tedious, he decided to combine them." You know, rather than find something that's actually fun to do. So now he can do 2 boring things at the same time. Congrats?
 
2013-10-21 02:00:03 PM  
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2013-10-21 02:00:41 PM  
12 foot long scarf you say?

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2013-10-21 02:13:38 PM  

lesliessexxy: Donnchadha: Twelve feet, 13/4 inches, as measured by knitting experts Cindy Craig of Kansas City and Traci Bunkers of Lawrence and by Jim Josten, president of an accredited instrument and gauge calibration service who will verify to Guinness the authenticity of Babcock's accomplishment.

13/4 inches? Really? Thirteen quarter inches?

When I read it, it's twelve feet 1 3/4 inches.


But there's no space there... I copied it as is. It's probably supposed to be 1.75 inches, but it actually says 3.25 inches.
 
2013-10-21 02:33:33 PM  
Came for #4. Going back to work happy.
 
2013-10-21 02:48:16 PM  

CarnySaur: In before the Fark Track Team belittles his finishing time.


Internet Fast Guys (IFGs)?
 
2013-10-21 03:02:26 PM  

CarnySaur: In before the Fark Track Team belittles his finishing time.


I would never belittle his finish time.

Well, actually, I would. I suppose chasing obscure world records for doing X while running is one way to avoid actually trying to improve as a runner. I'd like to see the guy knit though a hard interval session or while doing uphill sprints.
 
2013-10-21 03:19:28 PM  
Did the Guiness judges set a maximum acceptable time for the record? because it's unclear whether rhe record is for the fastest time or the longest scarf- it seems like they should be two seperate records- Because if you wanted to break the record for longest scarf, couldn't you just run slower to have more time to knit?
 
2013-10-21 03:25:16 PM  
Size 15 needles? That's nothing. Try it with something small enough to make a scard worth wearing in a blizzard.
 
2013-10-21 03:25:53 PM  

farkmedown: Size 15 needles? That's nothing. Try it with something small enough to make a scard worth wearing in a blizzard.


bad, naughty fingers, typing "scard"
 
2013-10-21 03:31:22 PM  

Massively Multiplayer Addict: Did the Guiness judges set a maximum acceptable time for the record? because it's unclear whether rhe record is for the fastest time or the longest scarf- it seems like they should be two seperate records- Because if you wanted to break the record for longest scarf, couldn't you just run slower to have more time to knit?


He ran in 5:48:27. You can't run much slower than that ;-)
 
2013-10-21 03:47:26 PM  

Nogale: Massively Multiplayer Addict: Did the Guiness judges set a maximum acceptable time for the record? because it's unclear whether rhe record is for the fastest time or the longest scarf- it seems like they should be two seperate records- Because if you wanted to break the record for longest scarf, couldn't you just run slower to have more time to knit?

He ran in 5:48:27. You can't run much slower than that ;-)


I can.
 
2013-10-21 03:58:36 PM  

Sybarite: Just looking at some other weird marathon records. This is my favorite;

Fastest Half-Marathon in a 2-Person Pantomime Costume - The record for the fastest time to run a half marathon wearing a two-person pantomime costume is held by Paul Donaghy and Steve Langley (both UK)who completed the Great North Run, Newcastle, UK in a time of 2 hr 9 min 13 sec wearing a pantomime camel costume on 6 October 2002.


Someone needs to get Craig Ferguson's team on this one.
 
2013-10-21 04:08:41 PM  

nmrsnr: Amateur:

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First thing I thought of.
 
2013-10-21 04:09:22 PM  

Nogale: Massively Multiplayer Addict: Did the Guiness judges set a maximum acceptable time for the record? because it's unclear whether rhe record is for the fastest time or the longest scarf- it seems like they should be two seperate records- Because if you wanted to break the record for longest scarf, couldn't you just run slower to have more time to knit?

He ran in 5:48:27. You can't run much slower than that ;-)


Running vs walking isn't about your speed, its about your stance. In the Olympics, the difference between running and walking is clearly defined (The other foot can't be lifted off the ground until the first has passed underneath you - essentially one foot is on the ground at all times, whereas when running that is not the case.)
 
2013-10-21 04:18:01 PM  

Massively Multiplayer Addict: Nogale: Massively Multiplayer Addict: Did the Guiness judges set a maximum acceptable time for the record? because it's unclear whether rhe record is for the fastest time or the longest scarf- it seems like they should be two seperate records- Because if you wanted to break the record for longest scarf, couldn't you just run slower to have more time to knit?

He ran in 5:48:27. You can't run much slower than that ;-)

Running vs walking isn't about your speed, its about your stance. In the Olympics, the difference between running and walking is clearly defined (The other foot can't be lifted off the ground until the first has passed underneath you - essentially one foot is on the ground at all times, whereas when running that is not the case.)


You don't say.
 
2013-10-21 04:47:01 PM  

CourtroomWolf: Nogale: He ran in 5:48:27. You can't run much slower than that ;-)

I can.


5:48 puts him at a 13:18/mi. pace.

20:00/mi is a stroll, and 15:00/mi is a purposeful walk. This guy was doing something on the order of a lazy jog or a psuedo-running shuffle. And Nogale is right -- anything much slower than that and it's hard to maintain a form that could be called "running." It's much easier to walk briskly than it is to run slowly.
 
2013-10-21 05:13:21 PM  
Sybarite
The record for the fastest time to run a half marathon wearing a two-person pantomime costume is held by Paul Donaghy and Steve Langley (both UK)who completed the Great North Run, Newcastle, UK in a time of 2 hr 9 min 13 sec wearing a pantomime camel costume on 6 October 2002.

If that run isn't mostly downhill (and even then), a 2:09 time is pretty impressive considering that the marathon world record at the time was still closer to 2:06 than 2:05
 
2013-10-21 05:17:29 PM  
Half marathon.
Duh.
So that 2:09 is more like a 4:20...
 
2013-10-21 07:33:16 PM  
During Saturday's Kansas City Marathon, the graphic design professor from the University of Central Missouri broke the Guinness world record for longest scarf knitted while running a marathon.

Making up a record isn't the same as breaking one.
 
2013-10-21 09:42:18 PM  
Someone needs to check his blood for traces of jelly babies.
 
2013-10-21 09:59:07 PM  

Pangea: 12 foot long scarf you say?

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After seeing that gif, I feel very, very uncomfortable for some reason.
 
2013-10-22 05:04:06 AM  
Came for the 4th Doctor. As far as I know, other Doctors are great, but leaving satisfied.
 
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