A Mablethorpe man has made it into the record books after becoming the fastest person to run the London Marathon dressed as an astronaut.
Keen runner and charity fundraiser Subhashis Basu, known to his friends as Bazz landed his new Guinness World Record after he ran the recent London Marathon in just three hours and 19 minutes.
Bazz was born in Mablethorpe and his parents still live in the resort today.
He currently works as a doctor in Sheffield but is always keen to fly back to his roots as much as possible.
Bazz explains his delights on bagging an official guinness world record.
“It feels absolutely amazing, he said.”
“I did break a different guinness world record in 2011, but this one felt more special.”
Bazz has already run the London Marathon nine times in total and is aiming to take on 13 marathons this year alone all in fancy dress, including the official Mablethorpe Marathon at the end of the year.
“I haven’t decided what I will be dressing up as yet for the Mablethorpe Marathon, Bazz said.”
“But it is always a marathon I enjoy doing as Mablethorpe is very much my home.
“Through the London Marathon I have raised nearly £1,000 for children’s charity, Project Buzz as well as some money for the Huntington’s Disease Association to support a friend in a 2014 challenge.
“I’ve also raised over £100,000 in total through running and other fundraising activities and events.”
Bazz also describes the atmosphere which surrounded the 26-mile course in London as ‘electric’.
He added: “The atmosphere could only be described as electric.
“It felt there was more camaraderie out on the course between the runners, as well as crowd support.
“This may well have been as a response to the tragic events in Boston, and is the approporiate response in sending a message back to the perpetrators that the human spirit will not be broken.”
Bazz also aims to embark on a variety of different sporting and non-sporting fundraising event as well as the 13 marathons he intends on doing, all in the name of charity.
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