Fastest Juggling Triathlon

United States Joe Salter

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Perdido Key, Florida, United States / April 21, 2012

Joe Salter completed a juggling triathlon in one hour, 57 minutes. He swam 0.25 miles while juggling three balls, rode 16.2 miles on a bike while juggling two balls in one hand and then completed a 4-mile run while juggling three balls.

- must juggle while swimming, biking, and running
- must swim a distance of 0.25 miles
- must bike a distance of 16.2 miles
- must run a distance of four miles
- must provide video evidence

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  • eva-1 su

    eva-1 su

    Hi Joe, what's name about the backgroud music?

    • United States Joe Salter

      Joe Salter

      Hi there. It's a good band called Lower Dens. Song is "I Get Nervous." I encourage you to check out their music.

  • United States David Yarmchuk

    David Yarmchuk

    Joe - I'd love to use this video as a part of a math problem to inspire my students. Do you know your split times for the race?

    • United States Joe Salter

      Joe Salter

      Sure. Finish Time: 1hr 57min (started in last wave, official clock time minus 9 minutes) Swim: 1/4 Mile (21min 39sec) BIke: 16.2 Miles (1hr 42sec) Run: 4 Miles (31min 29 Sec)

      Placed 147 out of 246 Participants

    • United States Audi Thoele

      Audi Thoele

      What's the farthest you've swam while juggling, or what is a typical number of laps you do while training?

  • United States Matt Nelson

    Matt Nelson

    what happens if a ball is dropped at any point? do you simply go back, pick it up, and resume from where it was dropped? Or is the attempt disqualified?

    • United States Joe Salter

      Joe Salter

      Yes, I followed joggling rules which is what you said. Pick it up and resume juggling before advancing forward. Only dropped a few, all during swim, so it was easy to recover those since they only fell about 4inches to the water from my hands. You are going so slow on the swim and the balls float thus drops are not an issue. If I had dropped on the biking that would have been more costly in terms of time, energy, groove, and frustration.

  • France Guillaume Bourgeois

    Guillaume Bourgeois

    Well done champion of 2012! Congratulations Joe!

    • United States Joe Salter

      Joe Salter

      Thank you! It's really a thrill for me because I had no idea bout the record of the year voting, so it took me by surprise to check out the list and see mine at #1.

  • United States Emily Patricia

    Emily Patricia

    You're in the running for the Record of the Year! Don't forget to tell your friends to vote: http://bit.ly/SeQEub (until November 30)

    • United States Joe Salter

      Joe Salter

      hey, thanks! Just got this comment now and I see that I won :) I didn't even get a chance to tell anyone to vote for me :) Too bad there's no iPad prize...?

    • United States Ian McGehee

      Ian McGehee

      when does the record of the year start?

  • United States Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford

    Simply epic

  • United States Seth Nelson

    Seth Nelson

    Amazing.

  • United States todd

    todd

    Joe, you’re a pretty amazing guy! - You make the impossible, POSSIBLE!

  • United States Joe Salter

    Joe Salter

    Need more votes, so if you think this record is cool and worthwile feat, then please vote for it :)

    • United States Ian McGehee

      Ian McGehee

      I know it is now 2013 but if your record is it their this year than I will vote for you!

  • United States Lynn Samson

    Lynn Samson

    Extraordinary. Can we say 10 iPads?

  • United States Regan Thompson

    Regan Thompson

    Way to go!! So inspiring!

  • United States Susie Levoe

    Susie Levoe

    This is great Joe!

  • United States Kaitlyn Herzog

    Kaitlyn Herzog

    This is so incredible.

  • United States Marc

    Marc

    Joe got some press in the United Kingdom!

  • United States dow xu

    dow xu

    Perfect

  • eva-1 su

    eva-1 su

    Great!

  • United States Pat Alexander

    Pat Alexander

    He is the man!

  • United States Emily Patricia

    Emily Patricia

    Andrew...I think you could do this, too! Training time!

  • United States Andrew Gardikis

    Andrew Gardikis

    I would love to try and break this one - I think would have a shot

  • France Guillaume Bourgeois

    Guillaume Bourgeois

    very very strong!! Congratulations!

  • United States Max Impact

    Max Impact

    Nice!!

  • United States Perry Romanowski

    Perry Romanowski

    Excellent!

  • eva-1 su

    eva-1 su

    amazing

  • United States Joe Salter

    Joe Salter

    Thanks everyone for the nice comments!

    Corey: Thanks... No, this is the first time someone has attempted this kind of record. Emily, this was my first triathlon :) I've joggled marathons before, but no triathlon experience before setting this record.

  • United States Alicia Weber

    Alicia Weber

    WOW! Congratulations! Tremendous effort and skill! Incredible performance! You are a juggler in a league of your own!

  • United States Alex Cunningham

    Alex Cunningham

    DEAR GOD... That was amazing... Congratulations on your iPad, at least you better win... Easily the best record in the history of this site.

  • United States Corey Henderson

    Corey Henderson

    a) amazing b) has this been done before? c) joggling while wearing Vibram Fivefingers no less.

  • United States Emily Patricia

    Emily Patricia

    How many triathlons did you do before adding the juggling?

  • Philippines Ma-Ann Pacion

    Ma-Ann Pacion

    Swimming while juggling? Unbelievable! :)

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