Marathon World Record Broken in Hibernian FC Kit

The Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon ran in a full football kit was broken at the recent Edinburgh Marathon by James McLellan – wearing a Hibernian FC full kit!


James set the new Guinness World Record during the Edinburgh Marathon on Sunday 26 May wearing the 2022/23 Hibernian home kit!


The 39-year-old completed the marathon in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 36 seconds whilst sporting the full 2022/23 Hibernian home kit, football boots and carrying a football – raising over £4000 for national charity ‘Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs.’


The official Guinness World Record will be awarded to James following a mandatory review, but James’s time has been clocked as the fastest marathon in a full kit as he raised funds for a charity that is close to his heart.


“I wanted to raise money for Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs as I am on the board for them. I also lost my mum to alcohol coming up to 10 years ago, so it was a combination of things and I wanted to do something to mark it.


“Running is something I’ve always done, and I knew the Edinburgh Marathon was coming up and going after the record was a good way to raise profile and raise a bit more money.”


The charity supports anyone affected by someone else’s alcohol or drug use in Scotland. They give information and advice to many people and help them with confidence, communication, general wellbeing, and link them into local support.


You can find out more about the charity by CLICKING HERE!


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Breaking the record whilst wearing his club’s colours was a massive draw for James as he has a longstanding history with the club.


“I’ve been a fan my whole life. I’ve been going since I was a boy in the 90’s and I used to go along to Hibs Kids with my mum and I’m now a season ticket holder with my two eldest. It was a massive draw for me, and it was an honour.”


James faced the treacherous conditions on the day, breaking the World Record and raising vital funds for an excellent charity.


We would like to congratulate James on his outstanding achievement.


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