Neil Light Breaks a London Marathon World Record Whilst Dressed as Sonic

neillightmarathonToday was the day of the London Marathon, each year runners from all over the world pound the streets of London, some do it for fun, some do it to raise money and some do it to challenge themselves.

Well one runner, a Mr Neil Light decided that this year he would dress as Sonic the Hedgehog during his race, however he also had a second goal. He would not only run as Sonic, but also attempt to break the world record for the fastest time to cross the line by a runner dressed as a video game character. That means he has to run the full 26 miles in full costume, he must cross the line with the whole costume intact, if any part of it drops off, the record is void.

Well… he’s done it!

According to multiple sources, Neil has not only succeeded in completing the marathon, but he’s also broken the world record, setting a time of 3:09:28! Who previously held that record..? Mario & Luigi, yup that’s right, the previous record was held by Mario & Luigi who crossed the line as a pair to set a time of 3 hours,  29 minutes. Neil has smashed that record.

Neil crosses the line

Furthermore, Neil is also raising money for Bipolar UK, he has nearly reached his target, but is just under, if you fancy helping him reach his goal, feel free to contribute to his just giving page here.

Source: The Mirror

Neil Lights just giving page.

Sonic Spotted During London Marathon TV Coverage

Last week we brought you news of Lewis Griffiths’ efforts to take part in this years London Marathon, well… he’s there’s, and he’s been spotted on TV too.


During a race side interview with The Ultimate Warrior. Sonic was able to just edge into shot as he overtook the famous wrestler. Based on various tweets and other comments on social media, Lewis has also been spotted by a number of other spectators and is causing a bit of a stir as he powers by.

My favourite bit of this pic is the guy just in the back who has realised he’s been overtaken by Sonic the Hedgehog.

From all of us here at The Sonic Stadium, Good show Lewis! Keep it up.

Also if you want to donate to Lewis’ charity (Leukaemia Care) you can do so via his donation page.

Special thanks to SSMB member Lucky for the tip and for spotting lewis in the half a second he was on screen!

P.S. Based on current TV Footage, Sonic is ahead of the following… Iron Man, Spiderman, The Ultimate Warrior, Charlie Chaplin and a man carrying a giant tiger whilst dressed as a robot…?