Marathon runner enters golf record books

New Zealand Marathon runner, Brad Luiten, wrote himself into the Guinness world record books on Monday after finishing 237 holes of golf in just 12 hours.

The national class runner, who used Helensville Golf Club as the venue for his feat, easily beat the previous record of 221 holes by Canadian Scott Holland that was recorded 11 years ago.

Luiten was inspired to take a swing at the record in order to raise money for Bowel Cancer NZ, and commemorate his friend, Stephen Gove, a prominent football player-coach, who died from the illness in June 2015.

Luiten is hoping to raise awareness and funding for the illness: “A friend passed away last year from bowel cancer, it’s all about that today” he told TV One.

Monday’s record was not the only Luiten has to his name after he hopped his way to becoming the fastest man to run 10k on crutches while raising money for Starship children’s hospital in January last year.