Marathoner’s Scarf Now a World Record

scarf knit while running marathonI’ve written before about David Babcock, the Kansas City marathoner who knits while he runs. Back in October he aimed to break the record for the longest scarf knit while running a marathon (who knew that was even a category?) and now it’s official that he did, indeed, break the record.

According to Guinness, the scarf measured 12 feet, 1.75 inches and was knit during the Kansas City Marathon, which he finished with a time of 5 hours, 48 minutes and 27 seconds. That’s more than two feet of knitting an hour while running a marathon, people.

Makes my sitting on the couch knitting feel a little lame.

Congratulations, David!

[Photo via Guinness Book of World Records.]

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