A student from Birmingham City University’s Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is combining his love of music and athletics in an attempt to break another Guinness World Record.
Alistair Rutherford, will be donning a custom-made viola costume in his attempt at running the fastest marathon dressed as a musical instrument at this weekend's Birmingham International Marathon.
Dubbed 'The Running Viola', the costume is made from lightweight plastazote foam.
The student hopes to raise at least £4,000 for the collaborative UK-South African project, Cape Gate MIAGI Centre for Music & Birmingham Conservatoire – or ARCO as otherwise known.
ARCO aims to provide the benefits and life changing inspiration of music to children in the most deprived of circumstances.
The 21-year-old from Allerton in Liverpool said:
Earlier this year, Alistair has already ran the Liverpool Half Marathon, the Wirral Half Marathon and the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K, all in his viola costume.