Woman runs full marathon in heels, sets record

Tennessean beat previous record by 2 minutes


A Tennessee woman who used to be a professional ballroom dancer set a world record by running a full marathon in heels, reports UPI.

Irene Sewell bought six pairs of 3-inch, high-heeled shoes, which ranged in sizes from seven and a half to nine. Sewell also came equipped with blister band-aids, in-soles and calf sleeves. 

In an Instagram post, Sewell declared she broke the Guinness World Record with two minutes to spare. To beat the previous record, Sewell had to complete the race in under seven and a half hours, amounting to a 17-minute mile pace.

Sewell trained normally for the race, as her podiatrist advised her "throw in the high heels every now and then."