Guinness World Records have awarded the ‘fastest time to complete 10 marathons in 10 days (male)’ to elite endurance athlete Adam ‘Tango’ Holland. Known as the man who can make a treadmill tired, Holland is also Ambassador to UK charity Kids Run Free alongside Olympian Sir Mo Farah and is a well-respected, inspirational force in the running community.
Although many have tried to take the record out of the UK – including a US claim made in 2019, it has remained on British soil, having previously been held by UK running legends Rik Vercoe and Steve Edwards, both close friends of Holland.
The new record by Holland has been officially recorded as 27:38:36 which breaks down to each consecutive marathon being completed in 2:45:50 and was achieved during a 10 marathons in 10 days event organised by Club Super Marathon Italia, along the shores of the stunning Lake Orta in Italy, a far from flat course with over 2,300 ft of elevation.
What is next for Holland? To celebrate 2020, on April 4th he is running 20 marathons in 20 days under the Race Directorship of, yes you guessed it; Rik Vercoe. The twist? He is aiming to complete each one in under 3 hours each to raise money for Kids Run Free and to set yet another Guinness World Record.
You can follow along live on his Facebook page or watch updates on his YouTube channel.