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Rubik's runner in marathon record attempt for Prostate Action

by ProstateAction on 10 March 2011


A Londoner is aiming to solve 100 Rubik's cubes while running the capital's 2011 Marathon. For this Guiness World Record attempt, Uli Kilian hopes to raise thousands of pounds for Prostate Action

The motivation for this challenge came when Uli's father was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009. 'It was a frightening time,' said Uli, 'And there was so little we could do to help. Thankfully my father has made a full recovery, and now I want to raise as much money as possible for Prostate Action.

The run will combine two of Uli's passions: running and solving Rubik's cubes. Uli started 'cubing' over Christmas 2008, when he was first given a Rubik's cube, and he can now solve them in a respectable 30-35 seconds. He has run two marathons in the past, in 2006 and 2008, both in under 4 hours. But by running and cubing at once he is setting himself an entirely new challenge!

'Uli is just fantastic,' said Kerry Johns, Head of Events and Community Fundraising at Prostate Action, 'As if running the London Marathon wasn't challenge enough! We are delighted he has chosen to run for us and wish him lots of luck in his world record attempt. We'll all be there to cheer him on!'

To see Uli Kilian in action, visit his website at To donate, go to



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