Toronto resident hopes to break another GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record at this year's Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Faster than a speeding lacrosse player? Paul Statchuk certainly hopes so. The Toronto resident aims to be part of record-breaking history on October 20, when he runs the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in full lacrosse gear. The record to break is 4 hours and Guinness World Records will be on-site to determine whether Statchuk makes it into the books.
"There are so many different ways to participate in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and we couldn't be more thrilled to have Paul take part in the race to break a Guinness World Record while raising money for a great cause as part of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge," said Claude Norfolk, Senior Vice President, Toronto Region, Scotiabank.
Statchuk is no stranger to breaking records. Last year he broke the record for fastest marathon dressed in full ice hockey gear - hockey stick included but no skates - when he crossed the finish line at 4:08:43, earning him a place on page 8 of the Guinness World Records 2014 book.
"Lacrosse requires slightly less equipment and will certainly be less restrictive than hockey equipment, so I feel as though I have a good idea of what it will feel like come race day," said Statchuk. "Ideally I'd like to come in under 3:40."
Statchuk is also raising money in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, which helps raise much-needed funds for charities, to support Spirit of the Stick through Right to Play. Last year, Statchuk raised over $15,000 for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada in honour of his late uncle, Jim Vreugdenhil.
Those who would like to be part of record-breaking history this year are encouraged to email [email protected] and register online at www.guinnessworldrecords.com by October 1. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® participants must be entered in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon at www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com.
About the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is Canada's premier, national running event, attracting over 22,000 participants from over 50 countries and aiming to raise over $4 million for over 180 local and national charities. www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank Bright Future. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $47 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.
About Guinness World Records
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR) is the universally recognized global authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the annual GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS book has gone on to become one of the biggest-selling copyright titles of all time, selling over 2.7 million copies a year. Since its launch nearly 60 years ago over 130 million copies - including 400,000 ebooks - have been sold in 20 languages, in more than 100 countries. The internationally renowned brand is also available across a number of platforms; GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS global television shows are watched by 750 million viewers annually, over 390,000 users subscribe to GWR's two YouTube channels, the global website receives 12 million viewers annually and the brand has 1.25 million fans on Facebook. In 2013, OFFICIALLY AMAZING became the registered trademark of Guinness World Records Limited.
SOURCE: Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations; Scotiabank
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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Claire Beattie, Narrative PR
[email protected] / 416.922.2211 ext. 3288
Andrea Mus, Narrative PR
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