Four Wild World Records Have Been Broken At Sydney Running Festival

A monk, French maid, surfer and Malaysian flag walk up to the starting line. Stop me if you've heard this one.

As Shakespeare once said, some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

Some others run a marathon dressed as a French maid, which is obviously the same thing.

Australia has provided the world with four new Guinness World Record title holders, all of which came from the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival on Saturday.

Here's what you need to know.

Andrew Heyden took out the record for fastest marathon run dressed as a monk, finishing the race in 2:43:06. Heyden smashed the previous record by 20 minutes and 26 seconds.

Josh Hall absolutely cleaned up on competition day, completing the race in 3:10:42 dressed as a French maid. Feather duster and all, Hall is now a proud Guinness World Record holder.

The word hero gets thrown around a lot but Eamonn O' Neill ran into the record books not only with a surfboard under his arm but thongs on his feet. Completing the race in 4:41:47 O'Neill is now the title holder for the fastest marathon run dressed as a surfer.

Waving at spectators as he crossed the finish line, Mohd Syahidan Bin Alias finished the race in 3:10:42 dressed as the Malaysian flag, taking out what is arguably the most niche record of fastest marathon dressed as a national flag.

Not everyone was so lucky though, with Connor Elliffe missing out on the record for fastest marathon dressed as a construction worker by just 58 seconds.

Guess he just wasn't built for it.