Ottawa obstacle racer and personal trainer Morgan Mckay always wanted a Guinness World Record. She scrolled through all the fitness-related records on the Guinness site until she found one she thought might work for her. And now she may have just earned her ticket! Morgan ran the 10K in last weekends race weekend while carrying 100 pounds on her back.
She found a record for the fastest male running a 10K while carrying 100 pounds, running cross-country. There was no corresponding female record, for either a cross-country or a road course. Guinness specified that the 10K must be completed in under three-and-a-half hours. But Morgan wanted to beat 1:53, the record set by the man running cross-country. And she did! Morgan Mckay’s time was 1:34, 19 minutes faster than the male record. (Her usual 10K time is between 45 and 50 minutes.)
She filmed the packing process, and had several friends run with her, filming the entire race. Morgan has submitted the footage to the Guinness organization, and hopes to hear back from Guinness by the end of the week. She’s confident her record will be ratified. “We read the guidelines 100 times,” she says. “There’s no way I was taking any chances.”
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