Turkey trot breaks Guinness World Record

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY)- A group of runners in the Sand Bridge area of Virginia Beach claims to have have broken the Guinness Book of World Record for most people blowing out candles simultaneously.

Marcus Calabrese with Image Capital Group said participants of the Charlie Normile Turkey Trot broke the world record Thanksgiving morning when 686 runners blew out candles honoring the memory of fallen NAVY seals. The previous record was set when 641 people simultaneously blew out candles.

The Charlie Normile Turkey Trot is in honor of 2-year-old Charlie Normile who lost his life in an accidental drowning. Funds raised from the the turkey trot will go towards building a permanent memorial at Sandbridge Beach to honor fallen NAVY Seals.

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