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Site News: The Nintendo Life "Bros" Run the Edinburgh Streets for GamesAid

Posted by Nintendo Life Staff

Those outfits may get a bit sweaty

Update:

We've reached the flagpole! Anthony (Luigi) finished in 1 hour 4 minutes 31 seconds, while Tom (Mario) — with the extra necessary tummy to fill the role — completed it in 1 hour 12 minutes 53 seconds. Now both are having some well-earned rest, though you can check out a victory image below.

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Two weeks ago we confirmed that Nintendo Life's Managing Director Anthony Dickens and Features Editor Tom Whitehead will be running 10km in the Great Edinburgh Run to raise money for GamesAid. Well, we say running, but as it goes on it may be running a bit, staggering, then walking, and then running again.

It's all for a good cause, with GamesAid supporting multiple charities that fund worthy projects and initiatives. In order to make the day more interesting, Anthony and Tom decided to run while dressed as Mario and Luigi; as you can see in the picture above, they're as good as their word. They also asked you to vote for who would run as each brother; as the taller, slimmer individual Anthony was voted as Luigi in a landslide victory, a decision that's filled Tom with much bitterness. The community has spoken, and the outfits are being worn.

We'd like to thank everyone that's supported the guys with votes in the poll and contributions to the fundraiser. If anyone would still like to contribute towards the cause or simply spread the word, then by all means still hit up the fundraising page.

We'll post a photo of the sweaty and exhausted Mario Bros. when the run is done, but once again our thanks for your support.

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User Comments (25)

Bulbousaur

#2

Bulbousaur said:

I would use another fundraising website if you do something like this again, because for a second time I've tried to donate the website has gone down...

Peach64

#3

Peach64 said:

Wow, totally not the weather to be doing something like this! Make sure you drink plenty of water, and good luck!

Tasuki

#8

Tasuki said:

Great job guys. So I have to ask did the idea of using a blue shell or even a banana peel cross your minds? ;)

idork99

#9

idork99 said:

Great job guys!

And if you need speed during the race, just yell "more 'cat' bell!!" Lol

(Bad SM3DW / SNL joke)

Knuckles

#12

Knuckles said:

Good Job guys, I can't imagine what it must of felt like to run a 10km in those suits, and boots. D:
Please tell me you both trained first before running 10km.

Morpheel

#13

Morpheel said:

Good work guys! Looks like you had fun.

Please tell me you ran around with you arms extended in the "plane" position. You know, to complete the outfit!

WiiLovePeace

#15

WiiLovePeace said:

Congrats! Surprised you both didn't just run together the whole way (if one slowed down, both slowed down) but that's cool. Hope you had fun! :D

hydeks

#16

hydeks said:

Awesome lol But where Luigi's mustache?!? Come on Anthony, grow a mustache!

sinalefa

#17

sinalefa said:

The cap on the second pic, shouldn't it be stache instead of tasche?

Anyway, congrats to both of you.

Giygas_95

#24

Giygas_95 said:

Whoa, you guys must be in good shape to run that far! Nice job, guys! I'll bet it wasn't easy in those costumes...:p

@ThomasBW84 You look like the perfect Mario! Ant needs to grow a mustache though!

MegaWattsAdmin

#25

MegaWatts said:

Should have photoshopped in a floating fish as per Mario Kart! On a more serious note, well done guys! To have done it in the heat we experienced over the weekend as well is truly impressive!

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