Nurse Denied Marathon World Record – Because She Wasn’t Wearing A Skirt

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A nurse, who ran the London marathon claimed that the world record had been denied to her because she didn’t wear her dress and wore trousers.

Jessica Anderson works at the Royal London Hospital in Acute Admissions Unit and she has been working there for seven years. Jessica Anderson sought to become the quickest women to finish a marathon in the dress of a nurse.

Therefore, she ran in London marathon and completed the run in three hours, eight minutes and 22-second beating earlier record of three, eight minutes and 54 seconds in 2015 by Sarah Dudgeon.

london marathonBut the Guinness World Records (GWR) didn’t award her the record and instead told her that her attempt wasn’t legit since she was wearing scrubs with trousers.  According to the GWR, she wouldn’t granted to record because she didn’t wear a nurse’s uniform which according to GWR rules include a blue and white dress, a nurse’s cap and a pinafore apron.

The official reportedly told Jessica Anderson that scrubs are closer to fancy dress requirement for a uniform of a doctor.

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Jessica Anderson, however, called the rule outdated as she spoke to Runner’s World magazine. “I was quite taken aback when I read that they’d rejected my application. Some of the nurses I work with do wear dresses, but mostly we wear scrubs or a tunic and trousers.”

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Jessica Anderson further added, “I’m sure Guinness World Records don’t intend to cause offense, but it would be nice if they decided to revise their criteria.”

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