Fastest One-Mile Run While Dribbling Three Basketballs

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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

    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

    Wow that is seriously impressive.

  • United States 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

    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.

  • The Internet James Smith

    hahhahha keep going keep going !!!!

  • United States Audi T


  • The Internet 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 PeteM

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

    • Canada 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.

  • The Internet Jeff

    he palmed the ball

  • Belgium Delphine Boone

    Cool !

  • United States Mick Cullen

    Holy. Crap.

  • The Internet 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 PeteM

    Whoa. This is my new favorite record!

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

    • The Internet 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 PeteM

      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 PeteM

      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

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

  • United States Emily Patricia

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

  • United States 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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