Fastest One-Mile Run While Dribbling Three Basketballs

United States Riley McLincha


Clio, Michigan, United States / August 13, 2012

Riley McLincha ran a mile in eight minutes, 44.22 seconds while dribbling three basketballs.

- must run entire mile
- must dribble three basketballs for duration of attempt
- must dribble and run at the same time
- must use regulation-sized basketballs
- must provide video evidence
- must follow format of current world record holder


Tags: fastestsportsbasketballrunningdribblingmile

  • United States IXI Xi

    IXI Xi

    Fing amazing. props, guessing that guys like 60? or late 50's? hard to tell from the video but fing st that is da impressive.

  • England Laurent Kelly

    Laurent Kelly

    Wow that is seriously impressive.

  • United States Audi T

    Audi T

    Once when in serious training Riley went 13 miles doing this which was over 2hours without a miscue. No video evidence, but I believe him, so that seems like the record for time and distance should anyone devote their time to drubbling in the future.

  • United States Audi T

    Audi T

    apparently Riley has drubbled a 10 mile a race a bunch of times and a marathon once. It would take him around 100 minutes to finish a 10 miler and 4 hours to do a marathon, my question is how long has he drubbled at a time without dropping or stopping. I'm guessing its got to be over an hour but I would love to know. He is the master.

  • United States James Smith

    James Smith

    hahhahha keep going keep going !!!!

  • United States Audi T

    Audi T


  • United States JJ Walker

    JJ Walker

    It's all about the rythm. And you can keep a steady beat, alright! I know this is a bit late, but I just discovered recordsetter about two months ago. So maybe I say, Happy Aniversary on setting this record. Nonetheless, congratulations on a job well done.

  • United States Pete Moyer

    Pete Moyer

    I didn't see this on the list of records for 2012. :(

    • Canada Kevin Zuccherato

      Kevin Zuccherato

      Well yeah I don't know how accurate those lists are. The guy who visited all of the countries at the age of 23 didn't make 2013's list. I try really hard every year and never make it.

  • United States Jeff


    he palmed the ball

  • Belgium Delphine Boone

    Delphine Boone

    Cool !

  • United States Mick Cullen

    Mick Cullen

    Holy. Crap.

  • United States Joe Salter

    Joe Salter

    Awesome job, Riley! And, you did it, with the world in your hands :) You are the drubbling master, no doubt. Keep inspiring others.

  • United States Pete Moyer

    Pete Moyer

    Whoa. This is my new favorite record!

    But... I don't think those are standard size basketballs. Either way, incredible.

    • United States Riley McLincha

      Riley McLincha

      Oh, believe me, I've worn out hundreds of regulation size balls over the past 20 years. Those are regulation size.

    • United States Pete Moyer

      Pete Moyer

      Amazing! They look like women's balls in the video. 28.5 inch rather than 29.5 but ah well.

      If you don't mind me asking, how old are you?

    • United States Pete Moyer

      Pete Moyer

      Nevermind I found the answer to that and I am even more amazed!

      Might I request a record? How about the record for the most digits of pi recited while dribbling three basketballs?

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Riley, you are my new hero. Love the soundtrack, too.

  • United States Emily Patricia

    Emily Patricia

    What were you doing first? Running, or playing basketball? When did you realize you had this talent?!

  • United States Alex Cunningham

    Alex Cunningham

    Being that I can't run a mile in 8:44, basketballs or not, this is very impressive. Also thanks for making me hate my physical abilities. Gotta get running again!

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