Man sets record for 'longest scarf knitted during a marathon'

By Evan Hilbert |


It would have been safe to assume that most people would believe that no human being has ever knitted a scarf while running.

Well, most people would be wrong, because people do this. So much so, in fact, that there is a Guinness-recognized world record for longest scarf knitted while running a marathon.

The record, previously held by Susie Hewer of England, was broken this past weekend by a University of Central Missouri professor.

While competing in the Kansas City marathon, David Babcock knitted a scarf that measured more than 12 feet, nearly doubling the previous record of 6 feet, 9 inches.

“I have a very smooth gait,” Babcock told the Kansas City Star afterwards.

That's good news, since, you know, he's running with needles.

(h/t Deadspin)

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