World Record!


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, 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.


9 thoughts on “World Record!

  1. Welcome to the world of blogging. It rhymes with jogging, so you should feel right at home in no time 🙂

  2. Wild Juggler says:

    Awesome! Congratulations.

  3. shgd says:

    Saw the video and cracked up. Pretty amazing Nate. You are a phenom!!!

  4. Glad you went to SLUH where you learned to run and juggle.
    Guess who?

  5. Mayfair and I watched your feat. Well she watched half of it. Her exact words were, “I like Uncle”.

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