December 20, 2012 by Nathaniel Tower
On November 30th, 2012, I ran a mile backwards while juggling. I had hoped to run under 9 minutes. My previous best attempt was 9:12. With the adrenaline flowing, I finished well under my goal by running 8:22.6.
I was fortunate enough to have the support of many of my athletes as well as several of my co-workers. The record has now been confirmed by The Book of Alternative Records and is listed as an official joggling record!
The record is also now posted on Recordsetter.com, a wonderful website that encourages competition and creativity. My backwards mile record trended to the number one spot on the site, but it has since fallen down a few notches.