World record half marathon father + son of Andrew and Matt Leach
There are records for everything. Of age, of distance, of covered and discovered track, of route, of gender. There are even combined records! Plus special brands such as that achieved by a father and a son together in the past half marathon in Houston, one of the fastest on American soil. The "work" was signed by Andrew Leach (56 years old) and his son Matt (25), who achieved a joint 2:14:07 mark (71’10 ”by Andrew and 62’57” by Matt). Undoubtedly, two records to take into account, especially that of Andrew near turning 60. The previous record was in the possession of Paul and Josh Lunn, who added 2:20:33 between them (74:04 + 66: 29).
First time in the USA
It was the first time Matt was running in the American city. These Britons become part of the Guinness Book of Records. “It was something we dreamed, incredible. We needed to run very well, to the maximum of our potential, to achieve it. Recently we set the goal of achieving the record. The opportunity to achieve something like this together was very beautiful, ”said Matt at the end of the test. The offspring lives in California, while the patriarch is still in Britain. It is the first time that both coincided in an average on American soil.
“Nice to be here and be among the elite athletes. It's a great feeling, ”says a veteran of these boundaries like Andrew.
Andrew Leach🇬🇧 (➎➏) 71:10 and Matt Leach🇬🇧 (➋➎) 62:57 at the ½ marathon in Houston, TX🇺🇸
● World record of father + son in the same ½ marathon with 2h14: 07
● Both made personal branding
● It was 2h20: 33 by Paul Lunn🇬🇧 74:04 (net) and Josh Lunn🇬🇧 66:29 in 2019 with 46 and 27 years pic.twitter.com/BjVKMYtT7r
- | Joaquín Carmona | (@ Jokin4318) January 20, 2020