Fastest Backwards Marathon While Juggling

United States Joe Salter

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Moline, Illinois, United States / September 22, 2013

Joe Salter ran a 26.20-mile marathon backwards in five hours, 51 minutes, 25.00 seconds while juggling three balls. He set the record during the Quad Cities Marathon in Moline, Illinois. Read more about the feat here.

- must run a 26.20-mile marathon
- must run backwards while juggling three balls for duration of attempt
- drops are allowed but participant must pick the ball up and continue juggling at the spot of the drop before advancing

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  • United States Jenn Savedge

    Jenn Savedge

    Wow! As a marathoner and a triathlete, I am incredibly impressed! If you have time, I'd love to interview you via email for my Family blog on Mother Nature Network (www.mnn.com.) Thanks and best of luck with your future record breaking.

    • United States Lauren Brill

      Lauren Brill

      Hi Jenn. I'm the new Community and Social Media Director at RecordSetter. If you need anything for your blog, I'm happy to help.

    • United States Jenn Savedge

      Jenn Savedge

      Thanks Lauren! Just looking for a few comments on how rare this feat is and what other records Joe is looking to set.

    • United States Joe Salter

      Joe Salter

      Jenn, I saw your article on MNN that you did. Good job! Thanks for the positive press.

  • United States Nate Tower

    Nate Tower

    Excellent job, Joe! Not sure how you did it. My legs were completely trashed after that backwards joggling mile I did last year.

    • United States Joe Salter

      Joe Salter

      Thanks, Nate! The training was definitely demanding, and had it's "ups" and "downs" (pun intended). :) The race proved to be very demanding, navigation-wise since the roads were very, let's say, broken and non-flat. You really come to know the imperfections of roads once you joggle a marathon backwards on some :)

  • United States Clint Poore

    Clint Poore

    Amazing Record!

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Did you ever drop any balls during the race? Also, which were more tired the next day: your arms or legs?

    • United States Joe Salter

      Joe Salter

      No drops for 5 hours until that darn hole in the road at mile 23 1/2 that we overlooked and I stepped in. I had one more drop in the next couple of miles by a similar darn little road crater that caught my shoe.
      I had 2 drops out of 62,460 throws. I'll do a short video of those darn drops in slo-mo :) My legs were more sore, but not until 48 hrs did it really kick in a bit. During the race, it was my upper "trapezious" back muscles burning and in pain the most along with some foot pain, and bad cramps/spasms after mile 20 due to electrolyte imbalance and dehydration. Sounds fun, huh? :)

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Should this be called Fastest Backwards Joggling Marathon? Also, I second Corey: extraordinary record!

    • United States Joe Salter

      Joe Salter

      Thanks, Dan. Yes, it could be named that just as well. I remember juggler Peter M. making a good point about naming a joggling video, and stating that most laypeople don't know what "joggling" means so just put "juggling." I am fine with either one, I actually prefer joggling. But, for the media/laypeople "juggling" is what is usually used.

    • Canada Dan Rollman

      Dan Rollman

      Fair point. Added in the word "while" to add a little more clarity. Congrats again! We're going to blast it out across social media shortly.

  • United States Corey Henderson

    Corey Henderson

    Joe, this is AMAZING. Congrats X 1000. Great videography and music to boot!

    • United States Joe Salter

      Joe Salter

      Thanks, Corey! Love the song and videography as well :)

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