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Running a marathon in handcuffs: Couple finds unique way to celebrate anniversary

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Megan and Rich MacDonald are seasoned runners who are going to find out whether it's possible to run for more than three hours in handcuffs while staying in sync and tackling any unexpected hiccups. "We've been married for 20 years and raising two kids and we've done a lot of running events, endurance events together," said Rich in a conversation on the Calgary Eyeopener. "Our communication is pretty good or it better be good, I think," he added.

According to the couple, it's going to be crucial to remain calm and ensure they're on the same page. For example, if they see a cone in the distance, they'll want to check with each other and stay on track instead of ending up going in different directions.

The MacDonalds, who have already broken five running-related Guinness World Records in the past, are hoping to set a new record this weekend. "We are going for a Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon of two people, mixed couple," said Megan.

The current world record in the aforementioned category sits at 3 hours, 43 minutes and 17 seconds, a feat that was achieved in April 2019. "We've had a long history of people attempting Guinness World Records," said Jon Bird, interim executive director at Run Calgary.

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