Running a marathon is hard enough for most people. Some people, nonetheless, like to mix in some extra sweating and chaffing via elaborate “marathon costumes”. Sometimes these costumes are just for fun, but often they are used to raise awareness and money for benevolent causes. Below are some of the most creative, hilarious, and uncomfortable marathon outfits ever witnessed.
Save the Rhino – London 2007 – 22 lbs rhino suit + 26.2 miles + 77°F (25°C)
NYC 2005 – to raise awareness for testicular cancer
London 2008 – Michelle Frost, first marathon on stilts – 8 hr 25 min
Spidey’s up against a new nemesis – the pulled hammy.
Masai warriors from Tanzania compete in traditional dress to raise money to provide their village with water. If you look closely you can see that they have old car tires as shoes. – London 2008
These men ran a half-marathon in full fire fighter’s gear, including oxygen tanks.