Rakshith Shetty Attains 10th &11th Guinness World Records in Marathon
Mangaluru: This person, Rakshith Shetty, is like the Energizer Bunny—the pink, fuzzy mechanical mascot that wears shades, shuffles around in flip-flops and beats a drum, which appears on American TV in a commercial ad for Energizer battery. Chances are you’ve seen it in one or more of the innumerable TV spots that look like ads for something other than batteries—until the needle-scratch moment when the bunny enters the screen, pounding that big drum while the voice over man extols the batteries that “keep going and going and going.” Similarly, Rakshith has been “keep going and going and going” in a marathon and has been entering himself in the Guinness Book of World Records. Team Mangalorean who has been supporting Rakshith’s efforts in this sport is very proud to note that he has now 11 Guinness World Records to his credit. Congrats buddy!
The recent 10th and 11th Guinness World Record (GWR) are of his participation in a half-APR marathon held in Bengaluru in December 2016. This is Rakshith’s biggest achievement getting double GWR in a single marathon. The 10th GWR is for his run in the Marathon wearing Salwar Kameez, and the 11th GWR is for running in the Marathon wearing beach slippers. So until now, Rakshith has 11 GWR, and he is really overwhelmed, and looking forward to much more such records. In the Flip-flop (running with Slippers), Rakshith has beaten the record held by a United Kingdom Marathon runner with the timing of 1hr 40 min 57 secs), which was broken by Rakshith with his time record of 1 hr 30 min 23 secs.
Ran in Marathon in beach slippers
For people with a willingness to achieve, the world is full of opportunities. For that matter, 32-year-old Rakshith Shetty, who shows the world that to be an extraordinary achiever, all you need is a lot of passion and some out-of-the-box thinking. This man who lives by the principle of simple living and high thinking, down-to-earth, soft-spoken Rakshith is now a proud holder of nine Guinness World Records and guess what?- he’s the only one of his kind in India. His recent achievement comes after he had taken part in the Half Marathon category (Kaveri trail marathon (November) 2016) held in Mysuru. In this marathon Rakshith ran, clad in an ‘Organ” costume- and now he has added two feathers to his cap, by achieving the 10th and 11th GWR in Marathon.
Ran in Salwar Kameez costume
Rakshith’s 8 Guinness World Record Achieved details:
1. 10 kms dressed as animal costume – Bengaluru- Event, TCS WORLD 10K 2014 (April)
2. 10 kms dressed as vegetables costume-Mysore- Event, Mysore Marathon 2014 (Same race got 2nd place win) (September)
3. 21 kms (Half marathon) dressed as Love Heart- Bengaluru- Bengaluru Marathon (Shriram properties) 2015 (October)
4. 21 kms (Half marathon) dressed as Musical Instrument – Bengaluru- Bengaluru Midnight Marathon (SBI) 2015 (December)
5. 21 kms (Half marathon) dressed as Playing Card- Bangalore- Bangalore (Ajmera) Half Marathon 2015 (December)
6. 21 kms (Half marathon) dressed as tool (Measuring Tape) – Mysore- Royal Mysore Marathon 2015 (December)
7. 21 kms (Half marathon) dressed as Whoopee cushion- Bangalore- Bengaluru Nirbhaya Midnight Marathon 2016 (April)
8. 21 kms (Half marathon) dressed as Fast Food items- Bangalore- Bangalore (trort 008) Marathon 2016 (July)
9. 21 kms (Half Marathon category (Kaveri trail marathon (November) 2016) held in Mysuru.
Rakshith’s Normal Races Win details:
1. 10kms-Bangalore 2014 -2nd place
2. 12.5 kms-Bangalore 2014-3rd place
3. 10 kms Mysore 2014- 2nd place
4. 5kms Bangalore 2015-1st place
5. 21kms Mysore marathon 2015-3rd place
6. 21kms Mangalore (Big Balipu) 2016-1st place
7. 21kms Bangalore 2016- 3rd place
8. 21kms Mysore Marathon 2016-3rd place
9. Short race (Bunts event) Mangaluru 2016- 800mtrs, 400mtrs -2nd place EachTeam Mangalorean wishes Rakshith Shetty all success in his future
Team Mangalorean wishes Rakshith Shetty all success in his future endeavours – and we feel proud to celebrate the success of this hero through this column in Mangalorean.com, where we always encourage, budding to professional stars, either in the field of Sports, Art, Music, Entertainment, Academics. etc-looking forward for Rakshith to hit his 12th Guinness Record- Best of luck!
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