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.

Summer of Sonic Sets a Guinness World Record!


“A Sonic Convention? The only people who will turn up to that will be the drunks over the road!”

A few years ago, shortly after the idea of a Sonic convention was first brought up in a small cafe in London, the idea was pitched to a few members of the Sonic community and one of the more joky responses was the above.

But despite a few ‘are we sure this is good idea’ reactions, Summer of Sonic 2008 went ahead, and people actually turned up. Since then it’s gotten bigger and bigger and it would appear that it’s getting noticed in circles outside of the Sonic fan base.

In the recently published Guinness World Records 2014 Gamers Edition. Summer of Sonic has set a Guinness World Record! It turns out that not only was Summer of Sonic the first officially recognised Sonic fan Convention, but it’s also the first official fan convention for a video game character!

Congratulations to everyone involved with Summer of Sonic, both past and present, and congratulations and thank you to everyone who has attended and supported the event. Since without you lot, we probably would have had to invite the drunks from over the road!

Source: Guinness World Records 2014 Gamers Edition Via SSMB Member Lucky.

Photo: Beth Johnson