Pho­to Cred­it: Cre­ative Commons 

On Labor Day, Steven Mankof­sky, 22, attempt­ed to break the Guin­ness World Record for fastest marathon run in a suit by wear­ing his finest while com­pet­ing in the Heart of Amer­i­ca Marathon in Colum­bia, Missouri.

Mankof­sky fell short of the record (3:24:46), com­plet­ing the race in 5:06:09. His efforts were not with­out com­pli­ca­tions. With the tem­per­a­ture reach­ing the mid-80s, the suit, tie, and dress shoes made for an uncom­fort­able run. Ear­ly into the race, Mankof­sky vom­it­ed six times and knew that break­ing the record was most like­ly off the table. And in case you thought his choice of attire was the strangest thing about this sto­ry, Mankof­sky drank five Bud­weis­er Selects to counter his run­ning nausea.

“I did­n’t get as close as I want­ed to, so this is it for suit run­ning,” Mankof­sky told The Colum­bia Mis­souri­an.

Even though he did­n’t break the record, we applaud his attempt. Hope­ful­ly, Mankof­sky isn’t put off from com­pet­ing in oth­er marathons — in appro­pri­ate attire, of course.

[Via: Run­ner’s World]