Northland Simon Trye claimed a Guinness World Record for the fastest half-marathon, wearing full firefighting kit and breathing apparatus. His efforts raised more than $14,000 for child charity KidsCan. Trye was one of about 14,000 people to take part in the Auckland Marathon events on November 1. When Auckland’s traffic foiled his world record attempt, he went on to successfully complete his goal at the Kerikeri Half Marathon on November 21. The 39-year-old is a firefighter for the New Zealand Air Force at Auckland’s Whenuapai, as well a volunteer firefighter in Kerikeri.