• Zachery Bernabe

Runner Juggles Entire Chicago Marathon Without a Drop

It's impressive just to complete the Chicago Marathon, but just imagine juggling the whole 26 miles. 46-year-old Michal Kapral did just that last Sunday.

Kapral disregarded his need for water, avoided all the cracks and bumps in the road, and still managed to juggle the whole race with out a single mistake. The only time the ball hit the ground was after he crossed the finish line, when the small ball slipped from his hand and hit the sidewalk next to him.

He estimates that he executed an incredible 50,000 consecutive throws without any mistakes, while also holding a 6:41 minutes-per-mile pace. “It was the first time I have ever finished a marathon while juggling without dropping,” the Toronto native told Runners World. “It has kind of been a dream of mine.”

He finished with a time of 2:55:25, which set a new unofficial world record for the fastest “no-drop” marathon while joggling. Although the record is not officially recognized by Guinness, the sport, "joggling," is a real sport which was invented in the late 1970s, and Kapral is somewhat of a celebrity among competitors. In fact, according to Runner's World, he's the first joggler to earn a sponsorship. He has even starred in a Fairfield Inns and Suites Commercial.