Joggling

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Guinness World Record-holder Owen Morse joggling during a training session at University of California, Irvine, in 1988
A runner juggles past the 20 mile marker during the 35th Marine Corps Marathon, Oct. 31, 2010

Joggling is a competitive sport that combines juggling with jogging. People who joggle are called jogglers.[1]

The most common objects used in joggling are juggling balls, or sometimes juggling clubs, but any set of three or more objects can be used. However, in competitions or long term events, most jogglers prefer to use palm-size beanbags stuffed with birdseed because they are light enough for long distances but heavy enough to withstand winds.[1] The juggling is usually done in a three-ball cascade pattern, which is efficient and uses the least energy. Jogglers say that the arm motions of juggling with three objects feels natural with the action and pace of jogging.

Rules[edit]

The rules that define joggling in competitions and races are:[citation needed]

  1. A juggling pattern must be maintained while running.
  2. If an object is dropped, the joggler must return to the point he dropped and continue.

Competition[edit]

The World Joggling Championships are held each year as one of the events of the International Jugglers' Association juggling festival, where results are recorded and medals awarded. Anyone can compete in the World Joggling Championships, but competitors need to be able to juggle three balls proficiently. All registrants must pay an entry fee ($25 as of 2019[2]), which covers any to all of the events entered for one juggler, and complete and sign a liability waiver. Competitors in the 100 meter 7-ball event need to be able to demonstrate a solid seven ball pattern before entering. Also, competitors in the 400 meter 5-ball event need to have completed the 100 meter 5-ball event in less than 90 seconds.[3] The current format for races at IJA festivals includes races from 100 meter to 5 kilometers, as well as relay races in which teammates pass one ball to the next relay runner, who holds two in the handoff zone. The schedule also includes a 100 meter 5-ball race and a 100 meter 7-ball race.

The first championships were held in 1980 at the IJA's festival in Fargo, North Dakota. They were organized by Bill Giduz, an avid joggler who edited the IJA Newsletter at the time in an attempt to interest others in the activity. Two races were held on that occasion—a 100-yard race across a football field that was won by Brad Heffler in 13.4 seconds, and a one-mile run on an indoor track that was won by Canadian comic entertainer Michel Lauzière. Lauzière was late to the start line and ran his race barefoot.

2015 IJA World Joggling Championships[edit]

Québec City, Québec, Canada[4]

Overall Top Performances:

Men's Open Division
Distance Prop number Participant Time
100 meter 3 Matan Presberg 13.16
100 meter 5 Nicholas Thomas 24.71
100 meter 7 Nicholas Thomas 1:02.47
400 meter 3 Michael Bergeron 1:01.91
400 meter 5 Ben Thompson 1:44.28 (IJA Road Race Record)
800 meter 3 Michael Bergeron 2:21.78
1600 meter 3 Michael Bergeron 5:13
4x100 meter relay 3 Team International (Eric Gunther, Daniel Raum, Ben Fry, Michael Bergeron) 1:04.02
Women's Open Division
Distance Prop number Participant Time
100 meter 3 Gabrielle Foran 17.xx
400 meter 3 Gabrielle Foran 1:15.47 (IJA Road Race Record)
800 meter 3 Gabrielle Foran 2:39.66 (IJA Road Race Record)
1600 meter 3 Gabrielle Foran 5:25 (IJA Road Race Record)
Men's Masters Division
Distance Prop number Participant Time
100 meter 3 Jean-Guy Beaudry 17.xx
100 meter 5 Jean-Guy Beaudry 1:14.81
400 meter 3 Jean-Guy Beaudry 1:28.72
800 meter 3 Jean-Guy Beaudry 3:39.06
1600 meter 3 Peter Hedberg 7:29ª
Women's Masters Division
Distance Prop number Participant Time
100 meter 3 Alda Moettus 56.xx
100 meter 5 Jean-Guy Beaudry 1:14.81
800 meter 3 Mary Geeves 9:57.47
1600 meter 3 Jeri Kalvan 8:25ª
4x100 meter relay (Mixed G17/WM) 3 Keep Running (Riga Moettus, Alda Moettus, Mary Geeves, Laura Schroeder) 2:28.90
Boys 13-to-17 Division
Distance Prop number Participant Time
100 meter 3 Christopher van Hoomisson 13.xx
100 meter 5 Jonah Botuinick-Greenhouse 28.31
100 meter 7 Jonah Botuinick-Greenhouse 1:43.37
400 meter 3 Cole Dunbar 1:10.09
400 meter 5 Daniel van Hoomissen 3:43.59
800 meter 3 Ryan Gerrity 3:06.97
1600 meter 3 Cole Dunbar 6:40ª
4x100 meter relay 3 Cole Dunbar, Max Schlech, Nick DeBoom, Chris van Hoomissen 1:09.19
Girls 13-to-17 Division
Distance Prop number Participant Time
100 meter 3 Riga Moettus 19.xx
100 meter 5 Delaney Bayles 37.50
100 meter 7 Delaney Bayles 1:56.53
400 meter 3 Cole Dunbar 1:10.09
400 meter 5 Delaney Bayles 1:56.53
800 meter 3 Sarah Earl 3:20.87
1600 meter 3 Sarah Earl 7:06
Boys 12-and-Under Division
Distance Prop number Participant Time
100 meter 3 Bennett Santora 21.xx
100 meter 5 Bennett Santora 50.78
100 meter 7 Bennett Santora 4:06.84
400 meter 3 Bennett Santora 2:01.00
400 meter 5 Bennett Santora 4:01.32
800 meter 3 Bennett Santora 4:24.00

ª Adjusted to 1600m equivalent: Several heats of the 1600m were run on a 1790m path

2014 IJA World Joggling Championships[edit]

Purdue University - West Lafayette, Indiana (August 2, 2014)[5]

Overall Top Performances:

Men
Distance Prop number Participant Time
100 meter 3 Jared Janssen 13.9
100 meter 5 Ben Thompson 20.1
100 meter 7 Nicholas Thomas 1:10.1
400 meter 3 Kylen McClintock 1:08.3
400 meter 5 Nicholas Thomas 2:04.2 (#1 all time championship performance)
800 meter 3 Len Ferman 2:26.4
1600 meter 3 Cooper Williams 5:45.4
4x100 meter relay 3 Nicholas Thomas, Ben Thompson, Jason Hollandsworth, Mark Fiore 1:02.4
Women
Distance Prop number Participant Time
100 meter 3 Gabrielle Foran 17.7
100 meter 5 Delaney Bayles 29.9 (#1 all time, New World Record)
100 meter 7 Delaney Bayles 1:52.7 (#1 all time, New World Record)
400 meter 3 Gabrielle Foran 1:16.6 (#1 all time, New World Record)
400 meter 5 Delaney Bayles 2:33.3 (#1 all time, New World Record)
800 meter 3 Gabrielle Foran 2:41.9 (#1 all time, New World Record)
1600 meter 3 Gabrielle Foran 5:51.6 (#1 all time, New World Record)
4x100 meter relay 3 Gabrielle Foran, Heather Marriott, Delaney Bayles, Chloe Hirshowitz 1:26.0

2013 IJA World Joggling Championships[edit]

Bowling Green State University - Bowling Green, Ohio (July 20, 2013)[6]

Overall Top Performances:

Men
Distance Prop number Participant Time
100 meter 3 Jared Janssen 14.6
100 meter 5 Thomas Dietz 21.5
100 meter 7 Thomas Dietz 0:53.6 (#1 all time, New World Record)
400 meter 3 Eric Walter 0:55.8 (#1 all time, New World Record)
400 meter 5 Mark Fiore 2:09.6 (#1 all time age group performance)
800 meter 3 Eric Walter 2:20 (#2 all time age group performance)
1600 meter 3 Nathan Lane 5:26 (#1 all time age group performance)
4x100 meter relay 3 Peter Prokop, Scott Geyman, Jared Janssen, Nathan Lane 1:04.7
Women
Distance Prop number Participant Time
100 meter 3 Sydney Paugh, Anna Voelker (Tie) 17.8
100 meter 5 Delaney Bayles 48.0
400 meter 3 Gabrielle Foran 1:23.8 (#2 all time age group performance)
800 meter 3 Gabrielle Foran 2:51.2 (#2 all time age group performance)
1600 meter 3 Gabrielle Foran 5:58 (#1 all time, New World Record)
4x100 meter relay 3 Riga Moettus, Laura Schroeder, Elise Johnson, Erica Liddle 1:30.4

Qualifiers: 100m 7-ball: Must be able to juggle 7 consistently, 400m 5-ball: Must finish 100m 5-ball event in under 90 seconds to qualify.

2012 IJA World Joggling Championships[edit]

Winston-Salem, North Carolina (July 21, 2012)

Overall Top Performances:

Men
Distance Prop number Participant Time
100 meter 3 Albert Lucas 14.1
100 meter 5 Albert Lucas 16.8 (#2 all time championships performance)
100 meter 7 Jack Denger 1:29.9 (#9 all time championships performance)
400 meter 3 Chris Lovdal 1:03.8
400 meter 5 Jack Denger 2:25.4 (#1 all time championships performance)
800 meter 3 Len Ferman 2:33 (#9 all time championships performance)
1600 meter 3 Dylan Waickman (Disputed by International Court of Sport Arbitration) 6:22
4x100 meter relay 3 Team Exerball (Albert Lucas, Nicolas Souren, Jason Matkowski, Chris Lovdal) 58.0
Women
Distance Prop number Participant Time
100 3 Sydney Paugh 16.4 (#4 all time championships performance)
100 5 Riga Moettus 1:14.1 (#9 all time championships performance)
400 3 Maggie Armstrong 1:34.3
400 5 Riga Moettus 5:23.8 (#1 all time championships performance)
800 3 Maggie Armstrong 3:44 (#6 all time championships performance)
1600 3 Alayna Bowlin 9:24
4x100 meter relay 3 Happiness Club[3] (Elise Johnson, Riga Moettus, Laura Schroeder, Alayna Bowlin) 1:35.6

2011 IJA World Joggling Championships[edit]

Rochester, Minnesota. Conditions: 96 degrees, sunny, strong headwind on homestretch.

MEN
Distance Prop number Participant Time
100 meter 3 ball Chris Lovdal 14.28
100 meter 5 ball Jack Denger 27.15
100 meter 7 ball Jack Denger 1:02.75 (#2 all time)
200 meter 3 ball Eric Walter 26.81 (#2 all time)
400 meter 3 ball Eric Walter 57.66 (IJA CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD – first person to break 1 minute at IJA)
800 meter 3 ball Eric Walter 2:13.24 (IJA CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD – first person to break 2:20 at IJA) – IJA WORLD RECORD
1600 meter 3 ball Billy Watson 5:42.00
5k 3 ball Charles Schweitzer 17:57.36 (#4 all time)
4 x 100 Relay 3 ball Chris Lovdal, Eric Walter, Tyler Wishau, Charles Schweitzer 55.82 - IJA CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD / IJA WORLD RECORD
4 x 400 Relay 3 ball Billy Watson, Jack Levy, Joey Spicola, Joe Gould 5:50.96
WOMEN
Distance Prop number Participant Time
100 meter 3 ball Trish Evans 16.29 (#3 all time)
100 meter 5 ball Taylor Glenn 1:12 (#5 all time)
100 meter 7 ball Taylor Glenn 5:21.13 (#2 all time)
200 meter 3 ball Trish Evans 31.83 (IJA CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD / IJA WORLD RECORD)
400 meter 3 ball Maggie Armstrong 1:36.31
800 meter 3 ball Trish Evans 2:44.73 (IJA CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD / IJA WORLD RECORD)
1600 meter 3 ball Sydney Paugh 10:18.29
5k 3 ball Trish Evans 21:46.28 (IJA CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD / IJA WORLD RECORD )
4 x 100 Relay 3 ball Grace Boatman, Maggie Armtstong, Sydney Paugh, Hannah Bowlin 1:17.98 (IJA championship record, IJA World record)
4 x 400 Relay 3 ball Grace Boatman, Maggie Armtstong, Sydney Paugh, Hannah Bowlin 8:01.77 (IJA championship record, IJA World record)

2010 World Joggling Championships[edit]

Results from the 2010 World Joggling Championships (July 27, 2010 in Sparks, Nevada)

2010 MEN's RESULTS
Prop number Distance Participant Time
7 ball 100 meters Lauge Benjaminsen 58.4
5 ball 100 meters Lauge Benjaminsen 24.0
3 ball 100 meters Chris Lovdal & Tyler Wishau (tie) 13.9
3 ball 200 meters Sean Carney 29.5
3 ball 400 meters Chris Lovdal 1:07.9
3 ball 800 meters Tyler Wishau 2:23.6
3 ball 1600 meters Billy Watson 5:27
3 ball 5000 meters Tyler Wishau 19:41
2010 WOMEN'S RESULTS
Prop number Distance Participant Time
7 ball 100 metres Meagan Nouis 3:05.8
5 ball 100 meters Mara Moettus 1:38
3 ball 100 meters Heather Marriott 20.1
3 ball 200 meters Heather Marriott 42.1
3 ball 400 meters Heather Marriott 1:38.3
3 ball 800 meters Heather Marriott 3:39.3

'"IJA World Ball Juggler"' 3 ball 50 meters Jason Cunningham 2:46.1

2009 World Joggling Championships[edit]

Gold Medalists, Men's Open
Prop number Distance Participant Time
7 Ball 100 Meter David Ferman 1:06
5 Ball 100 Meter David Ferman 22.6
3 Ball 100 Meter David Ferman 13.9
3 Ball 200 Meter David Ferman 27.9
3 Ball 400 Meter David Ferman 63.2
3 Ball 800 Meter Tyler Wishau 2:21
3 Ball 1600 Meter Tyler Wishau 5:33
3 Ball 5k Tyler Wishau 18:47
Gold Medalists, Women's Open
Prop number Distance Participant Time
5 Ball 100 Meter Taylor Glenn 1:07.5
3 Ball 100 Meter TIE: Taylor Glenn and Hanna Stoehr 18.85
3 Ball 200 Meter Sofia Meyer 44.75
3 Ball 400 Meter Heather Marriott 1:30.6
3 Ball 800 Meter Heather Marriott 3:47
3 Ball 1600 Meter Heather Marriott 8:33

2008 World Joggling Championships[edit]

2008 IJA World Joggling Championship Gold Medalists Men's Open
Prop number Distance Participant Time
5 Ball 100 Meter Andrew Ruiz 31.6
3 Ball 100 Meter Jeremy Stanley 14.1
3 Ball 200 Meter Benjamin Thompson 29.9
3 Ball 400 Meter Perry Romanowski 1:06
3 Ball 800 Meter Lenny Ferman 2:23
3 Ball 1600 Meter Lenny Ferman 5:40
3 Ball 5k Perry Romanowski 21:50

Other[edit]

Additional races and exhibitions have been organized in recent years by Albert Lucas for the International Sport Juggling Federation, including an exhibition race at the 2001 Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon. Lucas has joggled marathons, and has joggled in races over hurdle courses.

World Records[edit]

Men
Distance (meters) Prop number Participant Time Year
60 3 Mark Fiore 8.28 2019
100 3 Owen Morse 11.68 1989
100 5 Owen Morse 13.8 1988
100 7 Thomas Dietz 53.6 2013
200 3 Chris Essick 26.1 2001
400 3 Eric Walter 55.8 2013
400 5 Matthew Feldman 1:10 2011
600 3 Sterling Franklin 1:48 2019
800 3 Eric Walter 2:12.94 2019
1000 3 Eric Walter 2:47 2013
1600 3 Will Howard 4:42 2003
1600 5 Matthew Feldman 6:34 2012
5k 3 Bob Evans 16:51 2011
5k 5 Matthew Feldman 27:06 2011
10k 3 Bob Evans 35:38 2011
Half Marathon 3 Michal Kapral 1:20:40 2014
Marathon 3 Michal Kapral 2:50:12 2007
50km 3 Daniel Raum 4:55:24 2012
50 miles 3 Rick Kwiatkowski 7:53:56 2018
4 x 100 3 Chris Lovdal, Eric Walter, Tyler Wishau, Charles Schweitzer 55.8 2011
4 x 200 3 Team Exerball (Barry Goldmeier, Jamie Whoolery, Chris Essick, Sam Hartford, USA) 2:10.5 2002
4 x 400 3 Team Exerball (Albert Lucas, Owen Morse, Jon Wee, Tuey Wilson) 3:57 1990
Women
Distance (meters) Prop number Participant Time Year
100 3 Lana Bolin 15.0 2000
100 5 Delaney Bales 29.9 2014
100 7 Delaney Bales 1:52 2014
200 3 Trish Evans 31.8 2011
400 3 Gabrielle Foran 1:14 2016
400 5 Delaney Bales 2:33 2014
800 3 Gabrielle Foran 2:40 2015
1600 3 Gabrielle Foran 5:40 2015
5k 3 Gabrielle Foran 18:12 2015
10k 3 Gabrielle Foran 40:06 2016
4 x 100 3 Steve and the Hippos (L. Schroeder, E. Hadjiyanis, E.Stockbridge, K.Malmgren) 1:15 2017
4 x 400 3 Jugheads (Lana Bolin, Kelsey Deutsch, Hayley Fix, Erika Randall, USA) 5:39 2000

International media footage has featured the battle for the marathon record between Canadian Michal Kapral and American Zach Warren. The history of the record includes:

Time Date Location Participant
2:50:12 September 2007 Toronto Michal Kapral (Canada)
2:52:15 November 2006 Philadelphia Zach Warren (USA)
2:57:39 September 2006 Toronto Michal Kapral (Canada)
2:58:23 April 2006 Boston Zach Warren (USA)
3:06:45 April, 2006 Boston Michal Kapral (Canada)
3:07:5 November 2005 Philadelphia, PA Zach Warren (USA)
3:07:46 September, 2005 Toronto, Canada Michal Kapral (Canada)
3:20:49 August, 2000 Karlsruhe, Germany Paul-Erik Lillholm (Norway)
3:22 1988 Salmon River, Idaho Ashrita Furman (USA)
4:04 1987 Los Angeles, CA Albert Lucas (USA)

At one point, Albert Lucas simultaneously held the record for "Most Objects Juggled" and "Fastest Marathon While Juggling."

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Beck, S. (2012, October 18). "Joggling the Marathon: 3 Beanbags and 26.2 Miles". The New York Times. Retrieved from [1] September 11, 2001.
  2. ^ "IJA Joggling World Championships: Event Schedule". International Jugglers' Association: Festival Competitions. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b International Jugglers' Association. (n.d.). 32nd annual IJA World Joggling Championships at the Wayback Machine (archived January 24, 2013) Originally retrieved December 6, 2012.
  4. ^ "2015 Championships Results: Joggling". International Jugglers' Association. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  5. ^ "2014 Joggling World Championships, IJA Newsletter" (PDF). Juggle.Org. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  6. ^ "33rd Annual IJA World Joggling Championships". International Juggler's Association. Retrieved 15 July 2019.