Aston Martin F1 engineer runs London Marathon in full F1 race gear for charity
He even set a Guinness World Record!
The London Marathon in itself is an incredibly difficult and gruelling task. Completing it in normal running attire is had enough, so when someone does it in an outfit, they are instantly made into legends.
Aston Martin Formula One software engineer George Crawford set a new Guinness World Record during the London Marathon by running the whole thing dressed in full race gear for charity.
The race suit in question is none other than Lance Stroll’s very own full Aston Martin F1 which included the helmet, gloves, boots, and fireproof undergarments. It wasn’t even a replica either – this is the real deal and is the exact same suit Stroll wore in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Italy.
Crawford completed the 26.2-mile marathon in a very impressive 3 hours 58 minutes, which awarded him a Guinness World Record, but the real purpose of his stunt was to raise money for mental health charity Mind.
The message on his fundraising page said:
“Over the last 18 months (has it really been that long?) the coronavirus pandemic has been causing havoc with lives. Countless people are struggling with the affects of increased stress, worry, and general well-being taking a hit – personally, friends, family members.
“At this trying time, people living with mental health problems have had extra challenges forced upon them – extra challenges that now more than ever the kind and loving people at Mind are providing their services to assist everywhere and anywhere they can.
“It’s time to give back.”
We would like to give Crawford a big round of applause, not just for his achievement, but also for raising thousands of pounds for charity. Well done George – you legend.