- Matthew Whitaker ran the Sidney marathon in a three-piece woolen suit
- He set a Guinness World Record time
- He improved on the previous record time by 14 minutes
A 25-year-old man has set a new Guinness World Record time for running a marathon in a suit.
Matthew Whitaker, who is a lawyer, took part in the 42km Blackmores Sydney Running Festival in Australia on Sunday, September 17.
He wore a three-piece suit woolen suit that was one size larger than his normal size.
He won his race with a time of two hours, 44 minutes and 29 seconds, beating the previous best by 14 minutes.
Whitaker duly received his Guinness World Record certificate after the race. He overcame stiff competition from Michael Tozer, who came in second.
In an interview afterwards, Whitaker said: "The first half was fine, but the last 15-20 kilometres were really, really horrible. It got really heavy and restrictive and slowed me down a fair bit."
He added that although he had trained and prepared well for the race, it was a challenging experience actually going through with it.
Watch a related video below.