This Day in 2017: Man Broke 2 Running Records While On Fire

Antony Britton
Antony Britton

‘When the pain starts, just push through it’…

In a real WTF moment of recent running history, a daredevil named Antony Britton, was set on fire and then ran his way to two Guinness records. The records were broken on October 13, 2017.

Britton, who is British (ha), was supported by Stannage Stunt Team. According to, Britton “broke the records for the Fastest 100 m sprint (full body burn, without oxygen) and Longest distance run full-body burn (without oxygen) in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.”

In front of an excited crowd at Huddersfield Rugby Union Football Club, Antony’s 100 meter sprint took just 24.58 seconds, securing him his first record, before going on to run a total of 204.23 meters to take the crown for the longest run as well.

“It was very exciting,” Britton said. “It is a total adrenaline rush and you can’t think of anything apart from what you’re doing.”

He added: “When the pain starts, you just have to push through it and not allow yourself to focus on that as that would stop you, you just have to keep going and push yourself.”

So that’s something to keep in mind, next time you’re running a 100 meter sprint while on fire. Just push through it.


Photo credit: Mohamed Nohassi on Unsplash


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