Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Running ass-backward


(Photo by Stephen Morton / Associated Press)

As a runner and a blogger, I regularly get accused of being a ass-backward thinker, but no one has called me an ass-backward runner.

"Bud" Badyna is an ass-backward runner.

From Fox Sports:

Timothy "Bud'' Badyna has broken world records. He ran a marathon in under four hours. He finished a 10K race in 45 minutes.

Wait a minute, you say -- that's not so fast. Right. But Badyna set those records running backward.

Timothy "Bud" Badyna looks over his shoulder while running backward in St. Simons Island, Ga. Badyna holds the Guinness World Record for fastest backwards run in a 200-meter race which was set in January 2001.

Badyna, dubbed "Backwards Bud'' by fellow runners, holds the Guinness World Record for fastest backward run in a 200-meter race (32.78 seconds), set in 2001. In the early 1990s, he held the record for backward marathon (3 hours, 53 minutes) and 10K (45 minutes, 37 seconds).

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1 comment:

youssef said...

Good day
This is Mr Oudra from Morocco
I suggest organizing a backward-running marathon in the desert of Morocco.
email me
y.oudra@windowslive.com