Robert Winckler: World Records, Golf and Marathons

Robert Winckler
Robert Winckler: World Records, Golf and Marathons
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Curtis Savage

Curtis Savage

Curtis works for Landmark Sport Group, the organizers of the annual Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon and the Mississauga Marathon.


Running shoes? Check. Water bottle? Check. Step counter? Check. Golf clubs? Check.

Robert Winckler is one of the most fascinating people you will ever meet. He’s ran in over 60 marathons and 40 half marathons. Not only that, but he runs with a golf bag full of clubs slung over his back.

Robert will be running in his 5thNutrience Oakville Half marathon this year. When asked why he chooses to run with his golf clubs, he’ll tell you it was simply something he wanted to try and see if he could do it. He’s mastered the art. Robert Winckler broke a Guinness World Record last year for the fastest half marathon while carrying golf clubs at a time of 1:57:58.

Running with the clubs isn’t the only record Robert Winckler holds. He’s also earned the record for fastest half marathon dressed as a cowboy and the fastest half marathon dressed as a swimmer (male). This year, he hopes to re-capture his title for the fastest marathon dressed as a swimmer after his previous record was broken last year.

“The Nutrience Oakville Half is a great race to set new PBs. The spectators and volunteers along the route are amazing. The post-party entertainment is fantastic every year,” says Winckler. This year Robert is looking forward to the new route and starting area at Shell Park, in addition to running in his swimmer costume.

Marathons and golf clubs are an unlikely combination, but for not for Robert. He’s known around the running community as “Golf Club Guy” and has donned his famous golf bag at both the Mississauga Marathon and the Nutrience Oakville Half.

The 2019 Oakville Half Marathon runs October 6, 2019!

Come run the new course and experience the best that Oakville has to offer.

Registration is now open at www.oakvillehalfmarathon.com.


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