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400 Pound Man Breaks World Record for Finishing Marathon

The winner of the 2011 Los Angeles marathon finished the race in 2:06:35. Kelly Gneiting, a ex sumo wrestler who weighs more than 400 pounds, was also a winner – but for a different reason.

Gneiting has broken the Guinness World Record for being the heaviest person to complete a marathon. The previous world record holder in this category was 275 pounds.

Gneiting, who had previously finished the Los Angeles marathon in 11:52:11, shaved almost 3 hours from his time this year, finishing in 9:48:52. “I’d like to see the Kenyan improve his marathon time by two hours,” he joked after the race.

At the end of the marathon, Gneiting weighed 396.2 pounds.


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