Most runners would be proud of finishing a marathon in two hours and 35 minutes. Try doing it in a suit!

Adam Campbell, a lawyer with Victoria firm Hemminger Schmid Lawyers and Mediators, set a world record in the Victoria Marathon on Sunday in a shirt, tie and sport jacket, beating the previous record by almost an hour.

"It was pretty hot out there," he said of the race. "It's a beautiful day but definitely a little hot for suit marathoning."

Campbell, 33, is a two-time Canadian duathlon champion who came to B.C.'s capital 10 years ago to train at the National Triathlon Centre, the Times Colonist reports.

Campbell placed third in the 2006 Victoria Marathon and came second in a 100-mile race at Japan's Mount Fuji.

He ran to raise awareness of Access Pro Bono, a non-profit that provides legal services for people of "limited means," according to a Facebook page.

The previous record for running a marathon in a suit was set by the U.K.'s Paul Buchanan, who ran the 2009 Adidas Dublin Marathon in three hours, 24 minutes and 46 seconds.

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