As if running a marathon isn't enough, a few industrious types have decided to multitask while they sweat. Oh, and raise money for Alzheimer's research, too.
Outliers: Knit, purl, run, repeat
It seems a University of Central Missouri graphic design professor knitted his way into the record books while running the Kansas City Marathon recently.
The Kansas City Star reports that David Babcock finished the marathon in 5 hours, 48 minutes and 27 seconds. Knitting experts measured the scarf he created along the route at just more than 12 feet long.
The Guinness scarf-knitting-while-running-a-marathon record was previously held by Susie Hewer, who runs to raise money for Alzheimer's disease research. She knitted a 6-foot, 9-inch scarf at the London Marathon in April.
Like Hewer, Babcock hopes that people will donate to the Alzheimer's Association. Babcock began running and knitting as separate activities about three years ago. He decided to combine them to keep things interesting.
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