NewsGus Fraser: Guinness World Record Marathon Fundraiser

Gus Fraser: Guinness World Record Marathon Fundraiser

Jersey-based runner Gus Fraser is gearing up for an extraordinary challenge as he aims to set the Guinness World Record for the ‘Fastest Marathon whilst DJing’. Scheduled for April 12th, Fraser plans to run the 26-mile race while simultaneously mixing music, all in support of raising £100,000 for Cancer Research UK. This ambitious endeavour is deeply personal for Fraser, who tragically lost his father to pancreatic cancer.

In a heartfelt message shared on his fundraising page, Fraser emphasised the significance of his mission: “This run is more than just a record attempt; it’s a personal crusade against cancer, a disease that affects one in two people today.”

Fraser has been diligently preparing for this unique feat, documenting his training runs (“run parties”) through live streams on his platform. Additionally, he has been in discussions with Guinness World Records for approximately six months, ensuring all logistical aspects of the attempt align with the guidelines set by the renowned organisation.

Collaborating with Numark on the technical aspects, Fraser plans to optimise his DJ setup for the marathon. He intends to use a photographer’s harness and is even crafting a custom tray to securely hold the decks while on the move. 

To support Fraser’s cause and learn more about his remarkable fundraiser, you can visit his donation page here.

Fraser’s pursuit adds to a recent trend of individuals pushing boundaries in the music and running spheres. In 2022, Kate Bush made headlines by breaking three Guinness World Records with ‘Running Up That Hill’, achieving the distinction of being the oldest female artist to reach No.1 on the Official Singles Chart. Similarly, in the previous year, Reinier Zonneveld set a new Guinness World Record for the longest solo electronic music live set, clocking an impressive 11 hours and 11 minutes.

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Writing Credit: Harrison Johnson / Image Credit: Gus Fraser