Most of us could only run a six-minute mile if we were being chased by a herd of buffalo. Matthew Feldman can run one in 6 minutes and 33.65 seconds -- while juggling.
The University of Florida student is doing nanomaterials research in Houston this summer, and last Friday night, he took a break to win the Guinness World Record for "joggling." He beat the previous record held by Bill Gillen of 7:41 -- a record that has stood for 23 years.
"I feel pretty good, but I feel pretty tired," Feldman told The Gainesville Sun of his joggling victory. "6:33 isn't my personal best time, but I feel good about getting the attempt done and obtaining the record."
All the more reason for Feldman to feel good? He used the hype surrounding his world-record attempt to raise money for a community in Japan devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Feldman holds two other Guinness World records in joggling -- one for joggling five balls for 5,000 meters in 27:06.74 and in 400 meters in 1:10.5.
Check out this video of Feldman breaking the record:
Take that, Hicham El Guerrouj. (The guy from Morocco who holds the world record for running a mile in 3: 43.13? You knew that, though.)
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