Ohio man plans to jump rope Akron marathon for world record

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) An Ohio runner plans to jump rope the Akron marathon in his quest for a Guinness world record.

David Livingston of Wooster has been training for several months for the attempt, which involves continually swinging the rope over the 26.2-mile course.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1MtPl8g ) Livingston has run every Akron marathon since its 2003 launch. He did it while juggling in 2008 and wearing sandals in 2010.

Livingston must run just under 4 1/2 half hours for the record at Saturday's race. One son is videotaping the entire run, a Guinness requirement, while another is taking still photos.

Race Director Brian Polen says nontraditional runners are common, such as the man last year who wore a LeBron James mask while dribbling basketballs.


Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com