The sports section of the New York Times of November 2, 2013 has a great article about setting a new record for knitting while running a marathon. See http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/02/sports/a-running-record-falls-longest-scarf-knitted-in-a-marathon.html?_r=0.
The new record holder is David Babcock of Kansas City, Missouri. The previous record holder was Susie Hewer, perhaps known to some of you for her blog, Extreme Knitting Redhead, in which she congratulates Babcock on the new record. Both runners / knitters sought support for the Alzheimers Association with their efforts.