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Man to Run Iowa Marathon Backward, while Juggling
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - A Florida man is planning to run this weekend's Quad-Cities Marathon backward, while juggling.
The Quad-City Times reports that Joe Salter, a world-record "joggler," is preparing for the 26.2-mile race on Sunday.
The 32-year-old has already claimed several racing records, including fastest time to run a mile backward, which took him 7 minutes and 32 seconds. He also claims title to the fastest juggling triathlon, at 1 hour and 57 minutes.
Salter had hoped to set a Guinness World Record at the marathon. But to qualify, every second of his race has to be recorded. Videotaping is prohibited along several miles of the course that run through the Rock Island Arsenal.