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Last weekend, London Marathon runner Lukas Bates attempted to break the Guinness World Record for running a marathon dressed as a landmark. According to BBC News, Bates also chose to run the race for Alzheimer’s research dressed as the Big Ben clock tower.

SALT LAKE CITY — There’s racing against the clock, and then there’s racing while dressed as one.

Last weekend, London Marathon runner Lukas Bates attempted to break the Guinness World Record for running a marathon dressed as a landmark, according to the BBC. Bates also chose to run the race for Alzheimer’s research.

"Having run the London Marathon four times previously, this year I decided I wanted to do something different, have a bit of fun and wear a crazy costume,” Bates said before the race.

Bates dressed as the Big Ben clock tower in an attempt to beat the record set by Richard Mietz in September 2018.

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Mietz ran the Berlin Marathon in three hours, 34 minutes and 34 seconds while dressed as the Holstentor city gate in Lubek.

Bates didn’t beat the record — he clocked in (pardon the pun) at three hours and 54 minutes, and not without a little bit of trouble getting his costume under the finish line. However, he ended up running what averages out to be faster than a nine-minute mile for each stage of the race, according to BBC Sport.

The costumed runner has won the hearts of the web this week after his attempt.