Marathon-winning wellies from Leon Boots, worn by Becky Lafford

On Sunday 23rd April, London Marathon competitor, Becky Lafford, set a new world record of 3 hours 59 minutes and 57 seconds for running a marathon IN WELLIES!

Helping Becky achieve this incredible feat were Leon Boots’ EXPL Unisex Explorer boots, which are not just ultralight – at 65% lighter, manufactured from seamless injection-moulded EVA material that is far more environmentally friendly and more durable than other traditional wellies and also vegan safe. These pioneering boots come with a 40mm shock absorbent sole and removable sock liner for maximum comfort.

Leon Boots, Kevin Burgess, said: “Massive congratulations to Becky for her amazing World Record-breaking marathon run. Running any marathon is a huge achievement, but doing it in wellies and then setting a new world record is off the charts!”

45 different world records were set during this year’s historic London Marathon, led by 23 year-old Kelvin Kiptum, who triumphed in the men’s run in two hours, one minute and 25 seconds.

This is the second time that Leon Boots have stormed to victory in the London Marathon. Becky’s achievement follows on from that of Peter Butler Jones, who completed the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of mental health charity, Mind, wearing the same model of Leon Boots. The Unisex Explorer boots were on Peter’s feet when he completed the race in 2hrs 56mins and 38secs, trouncing Damian Thacker’s previous record for the fastest marathon wearing wellies.

The unisex Explorer is the perfect boot for many activities from serious hiking to regular dog-walking. Along with other wellingtons in the Leon Boots range, including the best-selling Ankle (that are now also available in Mens sizes UK9 – UK12) Boots, they are available to buy in many retailers nationwide – as well as Leon Boots’ own online store – priced at just £59.99.


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