Swuggling, buggling, and joggling. No, I’m not speaking gibberish or jive. I’m introducing a sweet video of the Triathlon Juggling World Record! The video stars Joe Salter, a pretty in-shape dude racing in the Flora-Bama Mullet Man Triathlon. He completed the triathlon in good time (1hr 57min), placing 147 out of 246 participants… which I guess doesn’t seem too terribly impressive until you consider the fact that he was juggling… THE ENTIRE TIME.
I admit that when I first started watching this video, I thought, “That’s a cute gimmick.” But as I continued watching, I realized that this wasn’t just some guy juggling through a triathlon for kicks and giggles. This is someone who trains hard, is in good shape, and who is adding yet another level of difficulty to the extreme strength and endurance it takes to complete a triathlon. We’re talkin’ coordination, balance, and dexterity (not to mention the fact that he lost half of his propelling power by juggling while he swam). Sure, he probably would have gotten a better finish time without the additional challenge. But, honestly, his time would have been totally respectable for someone who was NOT juggling through each event, so I think we need to give credit where credit is due. So congrats, sir, for successfully engaging all aspects of movement in an impressive, unique, and totally inspiring way!