We discussed blindfolded miles, beer miles, and even marathons completed while hula hooping. Yes, that record exists.
One of the world records for miles run involved running backward. While Nick and I didn’t think we could best the time, we thought running a mile backward didn’t seem that hard.
Not only does world record holder Aaron Yoder make the feat seem easy, he looks like he’s barely breaking a sweat.
Well, Yoder does break a sweat, and running backward at that speed is not easy.
So why does the world record holder only run backward? Yoder was a competitive runner for more than 20 years until a knee injury prevented him from doing what he loved. So, he found an alternative – running backward.
In breaking the record, Yoder bested his own time of 5 minutes and 54 seconds – set back in 2015 – by 24 seconds. He completed the mile in 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
Yoder ran the mile on a long stretch of road in Kansas as part of the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile.
[via Men’s Health]