Posted: Friday, 03 May 2013 10:03PM

MSU Track Athlete Hopes for World Record




SPRINGFIELD --  Missouri State University distance runner Emily Beaver is a joggler.

JOGGLER: (JOG luhr) n.  One who runs while juggling.

This joggler was been running competitively since the 7th grade.  A year later, she picked up juggling in PE class.  Her two hobbies intersected in the fall.

"I found out there was a record for running and juggling," Beaver said.  "I was browsing Guinness site and I found a record for (joggling).  I thought, 'I do both of those."

So Emily trained, filled out the paperwork and set out to beat joggling's mile record of 6-minutes 17-seconds that's stood since 1989.

The rules say, you can drop a ball while trying to set the record, you just have to stop, pick it up, and start joggling again.

"About four times is my limit," Beaver said.

Practice paid off for the distance runner turned joggler earlier this year.  She beat the Guinness Record for the mile joggle by almost 30-seconds...  Or so she thought.

"I ran 1600 meters; which is four laps and what we think is a mile.  Technically, mile is nine-meters longer.  I found out in December it didn't count."

And so, Emily is back to training.  She's hoping to break the record "again" in late May.

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