Fastest Juggling Triathlon

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

Joe Salter completed a triathlon while juggling in one hour, 57 minutes. See Rules for full information.

- race distance must include at least 0.25 miles of swimming, 16.2 miles of bicyling and and 4.0 miles of running
- must juggle for duration of race
- if juggling stops for any reason (dropped balls, bicycle mount, etc.), forward motion not permited
- must juggle three balls while swimming and running
- must juggle two balls while bicycling
- any type of juggling balls are permissible
- any standard juggling patterns are permissible
- must participate in an officially sanctioned triathlon
- no support from others permitted
- must follow form of current world record holder
- must provide video evidence


Tags: fastestexercisejugglingballrunningswimmingSports and Gamesbikingjogglingtriathlon

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  • United States Amber Greenwood

    It's just incredible! I'm going to try to repeat this record, but to be honest, I myself hardly believe in myself, because what the author did is just something!

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  • England Laurent Kelly

    That's madly impressive. I can't juggle at all lol.

  • Africa eva-1 su

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

    • The Internet 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.

  • The Internet 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?

    • The Internet 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 T

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

  • The Internet 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?

    • The Internet 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

    Well done champion of 2012! Congratulations Joe!

    • The Internet 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

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

    • The Internet 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

      when does the record of the year start?

  • United States Christopher Crawford

    Simply epic

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  • The Internet todd

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

  • The Internet 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

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

  • The Internet Lynn Samson

    Extraordinary. Can we say 10 iPads?

  • The Internet Regan Thompson

    Way to go!! So inspiring!

  • The Internet Susie Levoe

    This is great Joe!

  • United States Kaitlyn Herzog

    This is so incredible.

  • United States Marc

    Joe got some press in the United Kingdom!

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  • The Internet Pat Alexander

    He is the man!

  • United States Emily Patricia

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

  • The Internet Andrew Gardikis

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

  • France Guillaume Bourgeois

    very very strong!! Congratulations!

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  • The Internet 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

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

  • United States 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

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

  • United States Emily Patricia

    How many triathlons did you do before adding the juggling?

  • Philippines MaAnn P.

    Swimming while juggling? Unbelievable! :)

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