Congratulations London Marathon 2024 Crash!

A woman and her family after the London Marathon.

A rhino-sized congratulations to our incredible 2024 London Marathon crash!

For the 32nd year, our rhinos returned to charge the streets of London, with eight runners taking on the challenge of running in our iconic rhino costumes!

So far our incredible team has raised £115,000 between them – and there is still time to donate towards their marathon achievement! The final total will be announced in July; we are very excited to see the total funds raised by this excellent crash of rhinos.

While every single person did an incredible job, we thought we’d share a few honourable mentions:

  • Our first male runner home was Riccardo Opeka with a time of 02:49:11
  • Our first female runner home was Claire Curtin with a time of 03:11:29
  • Our first costume runner to finish was David McNab, completing 26.2 miles in 04:27:44
  • Martin Turner, pilot of our first-ever Rhino Wheelchair, along with support runners Sammie Hann and Mark Jones completed the course in an impressive 05:45:32
  • Pim Ruijpers, our top fundraiser from London Marathon 2023, returned to the London Marathon to run in costume this year, he was joined by other first time rhino costume runners George McDonough and David McNab
  • Rhino Boy Chris completed his 100th rhino costume marathon and is now setting his sights on the ForRangers Ultra in Kenya this September
  • Our top fundraiser this year is Matthew Pysden, who has raised an incredible £5,445 so far
  • Ryan Clatworthy, who completed the marathon in 03:34:39, used this event as a milestone in his training before he attempts to complete the Comrades Ultra Marathon in June
  • And last, but by no means least, a new world record holder! Kim Siano Snyder achieved a Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon dressed in a safari suit (female), with a time of 03:54:58

We are so proud of our crash this year and everything they have achieved, all in support of the incredible, yet endangered, animals that we all love. So, again, an enormous “congratulations” and “thank you” to our 2024 crash!

Donate to support our London Marathon 2024 team.

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