sumo wrestler marathon Sumo Wrestler Breaks Guinness World Record!

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This 400-lbs sumo wrestler broke a world record over the weekend.  It wasn’t for anything sumo related, but it was related to his weight.  Kelly Gneiting now holds the record in the Guinness Book for the heaviest man to complete a marathon!

According to Yahoo, the 400-lbs Kelly Gneiting smashed the original record of the heaviest man to complete a marathon, which was 275 lbs.  He took part in the Los Angeles Marathon this past Sunday, completing the 26.2 mile race in nine hours, 48 minutes and 52 seconds!

Kelly said he only weighed 200 pounds in college and gained a whole person after being married.  11 years ago, he tried his hand at sumo wrestling, and has actually won a National title.  With this marathon, he wanted to show that big people like himself still were fit and capable of having the drive to do rough competitions.

While I could barely do 1/4 of the marathon, Kelly said:

“I was really struggling in the last five miles,” he told the Los Angeles Times, “but I said to myself, ‘If I have to crawl, I will.'”

Find out what his next competition is at!


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