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Satara Hill Half Marathoners attempt Guinness World Record

2.65K   //    23 Aug 2015, 09:52 IST
Runners at last year’s edition of the Satara Hill Half Marathon

Creating a Guinness World Record is a dream nursed by many, but only a few attempt to turn that dream into reality. On Sunday, the 6th of September 2015, the participants of the Satara Hill Marathon will get an opportunity to create a world record and make such a dream come true.

The organizers of the PNB Metlife Satara Hill Marathon 2015 have officially announced that their application to set a new record in the category “most people in a mountain run – single mountain” has been approved by Guinness World Records. This will provide the participants an unique once in a lifetime opportunity to get their names in the record books.

Current record

The current record for the same category is 2122 people, which was set at an event organised by Indian Alok Kumar Pandey in Junagadh, Gujarat, on 4 January 2015. Participants had to race up the Girnar mountain in Gujarat, India.

Criteria for creating the record

The highest point of the mountain being attempted should not be less than 1000 feet from the base, and each participant should complete at least 1000 feet of the run in order to be counted as part of the final number for the record attempt.

Organizers are confident 

Since the number of registrations for participation in the marathon is greater than 2122, and each runner will achieve an approximate climb of 1200 feet or more while running the marathon, the organizers are confident they will surpass the previous record.

Finishers are also record holders

Participants will be proud members of a Guinness World Records Title Holding team. Additionally, they can purchase their own individual Guinness World Record title holder certificate from the company and hang them proudly with their finisher medal.

With this Guinness World Record Title attempt, the AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) accredited marathon is one to watch out for.

Shubhodip Mukhopadhyay is a Banker by profession and a Marathon Runner by passion. He travels across the country to participate in all major marathons. To him, running is a way of life!
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