Potato Fact #74

Running for Team World Vision, Andrew McKenzie set the Guinness World Record for “fastest marathon dressed as a Mr. Potato head” in Australia in October 2012: 3 hr 38 min and 20 s. McKenzie’s gag elicited amusement, derision, and sometimes despair among runners and bystanders. He recalled hearing one runner state: “l don’t want to be beaten by a potato. That’s the stuff of nightmares!”