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Man Sets World Record by Running a 2:46 Marathon in Flip-Flops

Keith Lavasseur sets a world record at the Baltimore Marathon by running a 2:46 marathon

Keith Lavasseur of Columbia, MD ran a jaw dropping 2:46:58 marathon in sandals at the Baltimore Marathon on Saturday.

Having never trained more than 14 miles in sandals, Lavasseur was unsure of what to expect for 26.2 miles. Lavasseur should soon be in the Guinness World Records for the amazing feat.

Afterwards, Lavasseur told Runner's World, "There were times when my feet and ankles would get tired from maintaining a more rigid stride than I might otherwise have and I would start landing more on the outside of the my foot and cause my heel to slip off the sandal."

When asked about whether he will try to break his own world flip-flop record, he said, "Many friends have asked if I'll do it again and my answer has been a resounding 'no'." Lavasseur's personal best for the marathon is only 8 minutes faster than his record setting flip-flop run on Saturday.

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