Lemoncello Sets New Treadmill World Record

Andrew Lemoncello is the unofficial world record holder for the half marathon on a treadmill. Photo: www.photorun.net

He shaved over a minute off Mike Wardian’s old mark.

The fastest person to ever cover 13.1 miles on a treadmill is now Scottish elite runner Andrew Lemoncello, who clocked 1:07:29 last weekend.

Lemoncello completed the feat at the Chandler Fashion Mall in Phoenix, Arizona where he trains.

The previous mark of 1:08:50 was held by American Mike Wardian.

Lemoncello posted his exciting news on Twitter. “1:07:29! New world record!” he wrote. “I got a stitch at 4.5 miles so had to do slow the pace down but thrilled to still get the record.”

Lemoncello’s charity of choice is the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS). His daughter, Isla, was born with Down syndrome earlier this year.

Apparently, the Guinness Book of World Records doesn’t recognize the indoor half-marathon world record, and so Lemoncello’s time is considered to be an unofficial best.

Lemoncello raised over $2,000 on the day of his run.

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