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Rice University researcher breaks Guinness World Record in joggling (jogging & juggling)

Rice University researcher breaks Guinness World Record in joggling (jogging & juggling)

Who needs the London Olympics? At Rice University, Matthew Feldman entered the Guinness World Records for joggling Friday night. He jogged one mile on the Rice University track while juggling five balls in 6 minutes, 33.645 seconds.

Feldman, a University of Florida student who is conducting nanomaterials research in the lab of professor Pulickel Ajayan at Rice this summer, beat the previous record of 7 minutes, 41 seconds held for 23 years by American Bill Gillen.

Feldman makes it look easy in this video, although he dropped one ball near the finish line. His efforts were made to raise awareness and money for Isatome, a community of people in the town of Minamisanriku affected by last year’s Japanese tsunami.

He also holds the Guinness World Record for joggling five balls for 5,000 meters (27:06.74 minutes) and 400 meters (1:10.5 minutes).

Matt Feldman, joggling, Guinness Book of World Records, July 2012
Matthew Feldman broke the Guinness Book of World Records for joggling Friday night Courtesy of Rice University
Matt Feldman, joggling, Guinness Book of World Records, July 2012
A happy Feldman with his record time Courtesy of Rice University