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Running is a popular pastime enjoyed by millions of people across the globe. From a simple jog early in the morning to competitive marathon running, there are many ways that fans of this exercise can get their fix.

But for hardcore runners, running is not simply about reaching the finish line. It is also about being the first one to cross it. And in some cases, it is all about crossing it in a time that no one else has ever achieved.

However, setting a world record isn’t always enough. Rather than just running a marathon, some people spice things up by making it even more challenging, like running the entire time wearing a complete cricket kit. One such person is Subhashis Basu.

Who is Subhashis Basu?

Considering he is a world record holder; one would think that there is more information about Subhashis that is publicly available. However, Subhashis seems to keep a low profile, as there is almost no information on who he is available online.

One known thing about him is that he is from the UK and seems to have a penchant for running marathons in very peculiar attire. Especially considering his run in cricket gear wasn’t even the first world record claimed.

Fastest marathon dressed as a sailor

Subhashis first made the record books in 2011. Running a full marathon (26.22 miles or 42.20km) in a full sailor’s kit—including the hat—he broke the record and was recognised by Guinness World Records.

His record of 3:24:12 was the quickest that anyone wearing such a strange outfit had ever completed a full marathon. Amazingly, however, he didn’t hold this record very long.

Just two years later, in 2013, Stephen Richardson, also from the UK, smashed his record to pieces when he completed the marathon in just 2:52:32. While running, he was also dressed in a full sailor uniform.

Fastest marathon dressed in cricket kit

Possibly because he had lost his world record, Subhashis decided again in 2015 to try and set a record—perhaps hoping this one couldn’t be beaten. To achieve this, he entered the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon.

This time, however, Subhashis decided against donning the sailors’ uniform again. Instead, he decided to try to run in an even more ambitious outfit: a complete cricket kit. The ridiculousness of the task at hand was such that the type of punters who enjoy Cricket Betting would have surely wagered on whether or not he would tire himself out before the finish line.

The kit he was determined to wear consisted of…

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