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April Clare Welsh
8 April 2024, 13:32

Runner plans to set 'Fastest Marathon whilst DJing' Guinness World Record

Jersey runner Gus Fraser aims to raise £100,000 for Cancer Research UK

Gus Fraser

A runner plans to set the Guinness World Record for the 'Fastest Marathon whilst DJing'.

Jersey runner Gus Fraser aims to complete the 26-mile race on 12th April while mixing to raise £100,000 for Cancer Research UK. The fundraiser is in memory of his father who passed away from pancreatic cancer.

"This run is more than just a record attempt; it's a personal crusade against cancer, a disease that affects one in two people today," he wrote on the fundraising page.

In a YouTube video, Fraser explains that he will be live-streaming his training runs ("run parties") and the marathon over at this site. In the same video, he says he has been in talks with Guinness World Records for about six months.

Fraser also says he is working with Numark on the technical side of the fundraiser but will use a photographer's harness and plans to build a tray for the decks.

You can find out more and donate to Fraser's fundraiser here.

In 2022, Kate Bush broke three Guinness World Records with 'Running Up That Hill,' becoming the oldest female artist to reach No.1 in the Official Singles Chart. Last year, Reinier Zonneveld set the new Guinness World Record for the longest solo electronic music live set, playing for a total of 11 hours and 11 minutes.