Athletes Turn London Marathon Into Sweaty Costume Parade

 - May 5, 2009   Updated: Jul 20 2011
References: buzzfeed & neatorama
These ridiculous London Marathon outfits spotted last week prove some people will do anything for attentionâ€"even run 26.2 miles in drag or a giant, unwieldy costume.

Click through the gallery above to see the best of the worst London Marathon outfits. Although my favorite is the gentleman who dressed up as the Stig from 'Top Gear,' I have to give a special shout-out to the giant pink nurse. How did he/she see?

Implications - These outrageous marathon outfits are proof that exercise doesn't always have to be a daunting activity! The hilarious, attention-grabbing outfits spiced up the traditional marathon with humor and fun. Although I am not entirely sure how some of the runners managed to reach the finish line dressed in these over-the-top costumes, the idea brought a certain communal spirit to the marathon.