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Fastest Time To Run A Mile Backwards Juggling

United States Nate Tower

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Saint Charles, Missouri, United States / November 30, 2012

Nate T. ran one mile backwards in eight minutes, 22.60 seconds while joggling.

- must run one mile backwards on a standard track
- must follow standard joggling rules
- must juggle three balls for duration of attempt
- if balls are dropped, runner must pick them up and continue juggling from the spot of the drop
- must provide video evidence

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  • Canada Kevin Zuccherato

    Kevin Zuccherato

    And he didn't drop any!

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Phenomenal, Joe. Nate, look forward to seeing whether you can reclaim the title. Huzzah, competition!

    • United States Joe Salter

      Joe Salter

      Thanks, Dan. I left it all out there. Man, I really have a greater respect for the backwards runners who have set speed records. It really feels tougher than it looks, and the perceived effort is great, although you're really not going as fast as you think. Then, just add juggling to the mix, and you make it even more difficult :)

  • United States Nate Tower

    Nate Tower

    Great job, Joe! I'll have to give it another shot. I was hoping to go under 7:30 one day. I guess I better try it soon.

    Did you send your paper work to the Book of Alternative Records? You should definitely do it.

    • United States Joe Salter

      Joe Salter

      Thanks, Nate. Yes, I submitted it to them. Will do it again possibly for Guiness, since I already have the application approved. I think I can do under 7min with some training in the future. I hadn't stepped on a track literally for over 15 years. I did no warm up lap either. One tough thing for Guiness, would be to stay in the lane the entire time since stepping out would disqualify you for their standards.

  • United States Pete Moyer

    Pete Moyer

    I would change the name to "Fastest Time to Run a Mile Backwards While Juggling" since not everyone knows what "joggling" is and other joggling records don't use joggling in the title.

  • United States Pete Moyer

    Pete Moyer

    I would change the title "Fastest Time to Run a Mile backwards while Juggling" just because not everyone knows what "joggling" is and other joggling records on the site aren't titled that way.

  • United States Nate Tower

    Nate Tower

    Just wanted to let everyone know that this record is now listed as an official joggling world record: http://www.recordholders.org/en/list/joggling.html

  • United States Pete Moyer

    Pete Moyer

    Dang it! I was in training for this and thought no one else would ever think about it. Sadly I was at a mere 9:30. Congrats!

    • United States Nate Tower

      Nate Tower

      Sorry to steal your idea. I actually surprised myself at the record attempt. I just wanted to be sub 9. My previous best had been 9:12. I eventually want to be sub 8. You should give it a shot. You never know what you can do when the adrenaline is there.

  • Canada Doug McManaman

    Doug McManaman

    For sure this is in the top 3 records i have seen yet a great Record .

    • United States Nate Tower

      Nate Tower

      Doug, thanks for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed it!

  • United States Alex Cunningham

    Alex Cunningham

    This is faster than I can run forwards.

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Nate, you are my new hero. This is bananas.

    • United States Nate Tower

      Nate Tower

      Thank you, Dan! Hmm. Your comment gives me an idea. Maybe I should juggle bananas while running...

  • United States Alicia Weber

    Alicia Weber

    Wow, very impressive!! Congratulations!!

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