From Forrest Gump to a woman on stilts - London Marathon's new record holders

On the hottest London Marathon in history, a handful of competitors battled the unseasonably balmy April conditions to ensure their names were also added to the record books.

The list of 34 new Guinness World Records title holders includes one posting a time extremely close to that of an elite athlete, dressed as a character known for his running prowess.

1. Rob Pope, fastest marathon in film character costume (Forrest Gump) - 2 hours, 36 minutes, 28 seconds

2. Matt Berry, fastest marathon in a wedding dress (male) - 2:55:52

3. Mathieu Lavedrine, fastest marathon dressed as a Star Wars character (male) (x-wing pilot) - 3:05:27

4. Joe Gale, fastest marathon dressed as a love heart (male) - 3:05:55

5. David Stoneman, fastest marathon dressed in pyjamas (male) - 3:07:09

6. Barnaby Hopson, fastest marathon dressed as an insect - 3:14:24

7. Terry Midgely, fastest marathon dressed in a rugby kit (male) - 3:20:16

8. Oliver Hill, fastest marathon dressed as a whoopee cushion - 3:20:39

9. Michael Odell and Guy Dunscombe, fastest marathon in a two-person costume (horse and jockey) - 3:25:17

10. Carly Furnell, fastest marathon dressed as a cheerleader (female) - 3:27:14

11. James Caldon, fastest marathon dressed as a tennis player (male) - 3:28:48

12. Rebecca Cesar de Sa, fastest marathon dressed as a lifeguard (female) - 3:31:06

13. Amy Shadbolt, fastest marathon dressed as a vegetable (carrot) - 3:32:50

14. Alex Morales, fastest marathon dressed as a stationery item - 3:33:13

15. Paul Underwood, fastest marathon dressed as a monarch - 3:39:10

16. Charlotte Osterman, fastest marathon dressed as a zombie (female) - 3:39:25

17. Jonathan Carter, fastest marathon dressed as a hospital patient - 3:40:38

18. Edward Low, fastest marathon dressed as a padlock (male) - 3:51:18

19. Tim Perkins, fastest marathon dressed as a tree (male) - 3:52:35

20. Stacey Harper, fastest marathon dressed as Elvis (female) - 3:53:56

21. George Rutherford-Jones, fastest marathon dressed as a landmark (male) - 3:54:43

22. Marta Kiermacz-Abramek, fastest marathon in a suit (female) - 3:57:57

23. Bethan Roberts, fastest marathon dressed as a dragon (female) - 3:58:53

24. Louise Andrews and Neil Sheward, Fastest marathon three-legged (mixed) - 3:59:56

25. David Smith, fastest marathon dressed in motorcycle leathers - 4:00:11

26. Fiona Betts, fastest marathon dressed in a full body animal costume - 4:13:25

27. Victoria Bell, fastest marathon dressed as an emoji (poop) - 4:18:06

28. Julie Greenwood, fastest marathon dressed as a fairy tale character - 4:24:07

29. Bob Johnson, fastest marathon dressed as a three-dimensional toy - 4:59:30

30. Owen Willis, fastest marathon dressed as a three-dimensional plant (male) - 4:59:39

31. Richard Gray, fastest marathon carrying a household appliance (white goods) - 5:49:37

32. Colin Haylock, fastest marathon wearing ski boots - 5:52:16

33. Megan Walker, Ceyhun Uzun, Andrew Sharpe, Holly Bishop, Frederick Holland and Richard Scantlebury - fastest marathon in a six-person costume - 6:20:48

34. Michelle Frost, fastest marathon on stilts - 6:37:38

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