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Boston United youth footballer Josh Burkitt, from Newark, awaits confirmation from Guinness World Records




A 16-year-old who ran 19 half marathons in as many days in aid of front line workers may have set a new world record.

Boston United youth footballer Josh Burkitt, of Newark, is running a half-marathon a day throughout May to help raise money for the NHS and, in his attempts, has stumbled across a new world record.

JOSH BURKITT finished his record-breaking run at Devon Park.
JOSH BURKITT finished his record-breaking run at Devon Park.

As recorded by Guinness World Records, the most half marathons completed in one month (male) is 18 and was achieved by American JC Santa Teresa from December 7, 2017 and January 3, 2018.


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