Nurse Who Wore Pants Will Get World Record After All

Guinness reverses its decision
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2019 6:44 PM CDT
Nurse Who Wore Pants, Not Dress, Will Get World Record After All

An uproar was sparked when a British nurse was denied the Guinness World Record for fastest woman to run the London Marathon while wearing a nurse's uniform—because she was wearing scrubs instead of the required dress, apron, and cap. But now Guinness is making things right, the Guardian reports. "It has become quite clear to Guinness World Records that our guidelines for the fastest marathon wearing a nurse’s uniform were outdated, incorrect, and reflected a stereotype we do not in any way wish to perpetuate," the company's president said in a statement apologizing for its initial "mishandling" of Jessica Anderson's application. She has now been awarded the record. (Guinness's initial decision sparked an angry hashtag.)

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