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A joker in every crowd: Man runs marathon backwards while juggling [video]


While some people train for months just to be able to say they made it to the finish line in a somewhat normal fashion, Joe Salter wanted to up the ante while providing both runners and onlookers with a bit more entertainment value during a recent marathon in Illinois.

“I want to do something that’s never been done before,” Salter said.

Salter provided entertainment and inspiration for runners as he juggled along the course for nearly six hours. In return supporters cheered him on as he attempted the feat.

“The crowd support just gives you that extra energy,” Salter said. “It’s been a bucket list goal for me to do this.”

Yeah, that says six hours! To provide a little more background, Joe has been competing in marathons and triathlons for years, so rather than peg him as a merciless showoff, we choose to see him as a lofty — and humorous — example of what can be done if you put your heart, head and humor to a task.

Full story at WQAD via Neatorama.

Extreme(ly funny) sports.

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  • water breaks must have been extra entertaining.