Parvaneh Moayedi’s World Records Removed by Guinness

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Last week, as I was planning to follow up with Guinness regarding the status of their review of Parvaneh Moayedi’s and Larry Macon’s records.

I had once again, requested a review after I shared my findings after traveling to San Antonio to witness one of Parvaneh’s races firsthand.

I found that Parvaneh’s records were no longer searchable on The Guinness site.

Most Marathon Run in One Year (Female) – Parvaneh Moayedi – 168
Most consecutive days to run an official marathon (female) – Parvaneh Moayedi – 17

If you click on the above links, you can see that the records are no longer published.

I contacted Guinness, and they notified me that a statement is forthcoming.

After a few months of our research, our Records Management Team has made some adjustments.

I will be following up with an official update and statement for you regarding the situation.

It is not clear at this time if the previous record holders will be re-instated. I will publish Guinness’s statement once they provide one. I will also ask that they address Larry Macon’s Record as well.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Kudos to you Derek! While some people may never understand why this work matters, it truly does. Running, especially to win awards and recognition, takes a lot of time and hard work. It is cruel to the people who have legitimately earned this to be pushed aside for anyone. Thank you for shining a light and hopefully discouraging people who may have been considering running dishonestly.

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