24 Oct

Scot Breaks Treadmill Record

Andrew Lemoncello celebrates with daughter Isla

Scottish international marathon runner Andrew Lemoncello set a new world treadmill half marathon record at the weekend, raising a huge sum for charity in the process. The USA-based 2008 Olympian clocked 1:07:29 at the Chandler Fashion Mall in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday to slice over a minute off the previous best.

His successful attempt was to raise funds for the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) after his daughter Isla was born with the condition in June. He has raised almost $30,000 for the charity despite suffering a stitch around one third into the attempt.

Following his success, Lemoncello tweeted: "1:07:29! New world record! I got a stitch at 4.5 miles so had to do slow the pace down but thrilled to still get the record."

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