UK Violist Sets World Record For Fastest Runner Dressed as a Musical Instrument

A viola student has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for running the fastest half marathon in history - whilst dressed as a musical instrument

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Alistair Rutheford World Record ARCO Cover

A viola student in the United Kingdom has this week entered the Guinness Book of World Records for running the fastest half marathon in history – whilst dressed as a musical instrument.

Alistair Rutheford, a student at the Birmingham Conservatore, completed the 13.1 mile feat in 1 hour, 19 minutes and 32 seconds – more than seven minutes faster than Rakshith Shetty, from India, who set the previous record in 2015 whilst dressed as a guitar.

Alistair has indicated all fund raised by the world record attempt will be donated to ARCO – a charity program in which Birmingham Conservatoire students and alumni give weekly instrumental Skype lessons to South African string students.

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