Fastest Time To Run A Mile Backwards Juggling

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Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States / May 17, 2013

Joe Salter ran one mile backwards in seven minutes, 37.25 seconds while juggling.

- 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 follow form of current world record holder
- must provide video evidence


Tags: fastestsportsjugglingballrunningbackwardsjoggling

  • United States Sarge Fan

    Of course he did not because Mr. Salter ran!

  • Canada Kevin Zuccherato

    And he didn't drop any!

  • Canada Dan Rollman

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

    • The Internet 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

    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.

    • The Internet 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 PeteM

    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 PeteM

    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

    Just wanted to let everyone know that this record is now listed as an official joggling world record:

  • United States PeteM

    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

      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

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

  • United States Alex Cunningham

    This is faster than I can run forwards.

  • Canada Dan Rollman

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

  • United States Alicia Weber

    Wow, very impressive!! Congratulations!!

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