Jenks
Better than Ritz: Adam Campbell setting the World Record for a Marathon run in a suit 10/7/2012 8:18PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
He ran a pretty respectable time as well, 2:35:53. An important question to pose: what could Ritz(or any other elite marathoner for that matter) run in full business attire?

http://www.timescolonist.com/sports/Defending+Kenyan+champion+wins+Victoria+marathon+local+lawyer/7357038/story.html
BGuyJMilleniumXII
RE: Better than Ritz: Adam Campbell setting the World Record for a Marathon run in a suit 10/7/2012 8:27PM - in reply to Jenks Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
what were his best times without a suit? and by full business attire, you mean full minus the shoes part? cant imagine someone running in sliders or loafers.
BGuyJMilleniumXII
RE: Better than Ritz: Adam Campbell setting the World Record for a Marathon run in a suit 10/7/2012 8:29PM - in reply to Jenks Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
here are his best times otherwise:

Source:
http://www.islandsportsnews.net/component/content/article/47-track-and-field/51-adam-campbell-ultras-mountains-and-multi-sport

Personal bests:

10k -31:42

Half-marathon - 1:11

Marathon - 2:29:11

50 mile - 5:44:00
Adamo1979
RE: Better than Ritz: Adam Campbell setting the World Record for a Marathon run in a suit 10/7/2012 9:30PM - in reply to BGuyJMilleniumXII Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Ha ha, stoked to be in a Letsrun.com thread, thanks.
Yes, no dress shoes, I didn't want to hammer my feet too badly, but the suit was like a wet sauna by the end and was far from comfortable.

As for what an elite runner could do? Since Japanese and many African runners seem to do all their runs in track suits, I'm pretty sure they could crush my time if they wanted to.

As an FYI, it was an off the rack suit & cotton dress shirt. I left the top button on my suit & shirt done up and the tie knotted and pulled tight the whole way.
longjack
RE: Better than Ritz: Adam Campbell setting the World Record for a Marathon run in a suit 10/7/2012 10:49PM - in reply to Adamo1979 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
a dress shoe and suit company could have a coup with this kind of spectacle.

you know, design a shoe that looks the part for business and you can run 20 miles in. who would not buy that shoe?

same for a suit, something that allows the body to breath while looking the part. probably you could get some elites to do a half in the shirt and tie!!! of course you would have to pay them. hello sponsors.

the to be created don king of track promotions can go set this one up.

i bought a fantastic pair of shoes, got complements on for the style alone, but i could fly in them, they were much better than your average stock nikes. how i lost them i don't know, and i have searched high and low to find another pair.

no luck.
america, f**k yeah
RE: Better than Ritz: Adam Campbell setting the World Record for a Marathon run in a suit 10/7/2012 11:12PM - in reply to Adamo1979 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
that's incredible. Good run.
Go Adam
RE: Better than Ritz: Adam Campbell setting the World Record for a Marathon run in a suit 10/8/2012 7:18AM - in reply to Jenks Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Campbell has been Alberto Salazaring his veins for many years and should do well.
Jurisprudence
RE: Better than Ritz: Adam Campbell setting the World Record for a Marathon run in a suit 10/8/2012 10:52AM - in reply to Go Adam Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The man is also a practicing lawyer. Bringing justice everywhere he goes
pr100
RE: Better than Ritz: Adam Campbell setting the World Record for a Marathon run in a suit 10/8/2012 11:20AM - in reply to longjack Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

longjack wrote:


you know, design a shoe that looks the part for business and you can run 20 miles in. who would not buy that shoe?




Rockport Dressport shoes are kind of like that. They've had a couple of guys run marathons in them for the publicity.

I have a pair - they're very comfortable for walking in, but I don't run in them.
nownow
RE: Better than Ritz: Adam Campbell setting the World Record for a Marathon run in a suit 10/8/2012 12:19PM - in reply to Adamo1979 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
This is insane!


Adamo1979 wrote:

I left the top button on my suit & shirt done up and the tie knotted and pulled tight the whole way.