Longest scarf knitted while running a marathon

  • 21 October 2013
David Babcock knitting just before he finished running the marathon

David Babcock combined his two loves - knitting and running - as he attempted to set a world record for the longest scarf knitted while running a marathon.

The university professor from America ran the Kansas City Marathon this weekend, knitting a huge scarf along the way.

He did it all in an impressive five hours and 48 minutes and managed to make a scarf almost 3.7 metres long!

He's now awaiting official confirmation from Guinness World Records.

Image caption After the marathon the scarf had to be measured officially

David's scarf makes the current world record by Susie Hewer of the UK - a scarf of around two metres long - look quite small.