MISSOULA – Residents of Missoula can rest easy as long as Andy Drobeck is around. The local city firefighter not only broke the Guinness Book of World Records’ “Fastest Mile in a Firefighter’s Uniform”, he obliterated the previous world record at the Missoula Mile race on Saturday.
The 35-year-old’s time of 6 minutes, 8.46 seconds was nearly 35 seconds faster than Marcos Munoz’s run of 6:43.24 that was set in May 2016 in San Antonio. The record run is pending approval, Drobeck said, and will take upwards of eight weeks for Guinness to confirm the feat as a world record.
Along with Drobeck, one other Missoula firefighter and three police officers ran the two-lap race that concluded between Missoula’s Art Museum and Adventure Cycling.