Man Knits 12-Foot Scarf ... While Running Marathon
Breaks Guinness world record
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2013 6:45 PM CDT

(Newser) – A runner in Saturday's Kansas City Marathon broke a Guinness world record ... but it wasn't for speed or distance. No, David Babcock broke the record for the longest scarf knitted while running a marathon, with a length of 12 feet and 13/4 inches, the Kansas City Star reports. The previous record was 6 foot, 9 inch, knitted at the London Marathon. Babcock, 41, ran the marathon in 5 hours, 48 minutes and 27 seconds. So, er, why? "It took a long time to do distance running. It takes a long time to do knitting. I thought these could go together. They are both kind of tedious. I thought it would be a fun challenge," he told KCTV.

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Oct 22, 2013 12:24 AM CDT
Played with Barbie also as a child.
Oct 21, 2013 9:05 PM CDT
Sounds like a yarn to me...
Oct 21, 2013 8:39 PM CDT
He never been scolded for running with sharp pointy objects as a child.