I'm Michal "The Joggler" Kapral of Toronto, Canada, and I run marathons while "joggling," which is an actual sport that combines jogging and juggling. I hold the Guinness World Record of 2:50:12 for the fastest marathon while juggling three objects. And yes, I also chewed gum every step of the way. Life is a joggling act.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Half-Marathon Joggling World Record, By the Numbers
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It takes a lot of focus to run a half-marathon as fast as you can while simultaneously juggling three beanbags. I tried to capture the experience with the some numbers.
HALF-MARATHON JOGGLING BY THE NUMBERS
Approximate number of tosses
Approximate number of catches
Times I dropped a ball
Times I swore very loudly after dropping the ball
Times I heard someone shout "Show-off!"
Number of kilometres per week I ran to train for the record
Number of those kilometres per week I joggled
Number of half-marathons I've completed while juggling
Official Guinness World Record time
Pace per kilometre
Pace per mile
Equivalent treadmill speed
My previous best half-marathon joggling time, set in Montreal in 2009
Approximate number of times I said to myself "Don't stop, don't drop" during the race
Approximate number of times I actually said the previous phrase out loud
Number of times I questioned my sanity during the race
Number of years since I set my first Guinness World Record for fastest marathon pushing a baby in a stroller
Number of Guinness World Records I've set at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon races
Number of dollars People to People Canada is hoping to raise in this event to help AIDS orphans in Ethiopia: DONATION LINK.
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