Adam's lung-busting world record attempt 

31/03/2014 00:00 
Wearing a giant pair of lungs, UCLH Principle Investigator Adam Giangreco will aim to break a Guinness World Record for the ‘fastest Marathon dressed as a human organ’.

Running the Virgin London Marathon on 13 April, Adam is hoping to raise money for Lungs for Living (part of University College London Hospitals Charitable Foundation).

Adam runs a research group for the Lungs for Living Research Centre, where work is being carried out to discover new ways to detect lung cancer earlier and develop new treatments for people with the disease. 

Adam said: “I've recently learned that the current world record for an internal organ running the London Marathon is 3 hours and 48 minutes (by Alan Blair as a heart in 2013).  I’m currently training over 50 miles a week and I think I can beat this time. I’m really looking forward to the challenge”.

Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer worldwide, with more deaths than breast, prostate, and colon cancers combined.  The Lungs for Living Appeal is the only fundraising project in London that raises money exclusively for new research into the causes and treatments of lung cancer. 

If you would like to support Adam on his world record attempt and help raise money for the crucial research work being carried out at Lungs for Living, Adam has a Just Giving page which can be found at:  or you can text GIAN70 (with the amount you wish to donate - £2; £5 etc.) to 70070

Adam and the Lungs for Living team can be followed on Twitter - and you can find out more about their research work at


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