UF student goes for Guinness world record in 'joggling'

1 mile dash of running, juggling set for Friday

Published On: Jul 23 2012 11:13:05 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 23 2012 06:15:30 PM EDT
HOUSTON -

A University of Florida engineering student will attempt to break a Guinness World Record in a 1-mile 'joggling' dash, in which he will juggle five items and run simultaneously.

Matthew Feldman, who is conducting nanomaterials research in the lab of Rice University, will attempt to break the world record at 7 p.m. Friday, at the Rice University running track.

According to Guinness, American Bill Gillen holds the current record with a time of 7 minutes, 41 seconds. Feldman has reportedly broken the record in practice but will make the official attempt at Rice as part of his efforts to raise awareness and money for Isatome, a community of people in the town of Minamisanriku  affected by last year’s Japanese tsunami.

Feldman is studying electrical engineering at the University of Florida and working toward degrees in physics and Japanese language. He is currently also doing robotics research in Scott Banks' biomechanics lab at UF and plans to take the fall semester off to do an internship at SpaceX, a private company that designs, manufactures and launches rockets and spacecraft.

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