Web Desk(October 18, 2017): A retired professional ballroom dancer in Tennessee set a world record by running an entire marathon in high heels.
Irene following the Guinness World Record-breaking performance as she managed to complete the 26.2-mile race in the high-heeled shoes.
I’m still in shock, but it really happened,” she wrote. “I ran a marathon today in high heels and set a Guinness World Record with two minutes to spare.”
Sewell told that she was inspired by the story of a British woman’s quest to become the world’s fastest marathon runner in heels.
She brought six pairs of the 3-inch stilettos ranging from size seven and a half to nine along with blister band-aids, in-soles and calf sleeves.
To top the previous record Sewell was required to complete the race in under seven and a half hours equaling a 17-minute mile pace.