As you may have seen in the “news” recently, Zach Miller, a recent high school graduate, ran a 5:48 mile in swim fins to shatter the old Guinness Book of World Records mark. As you can see in the video below, Miller, a 4:52 miler, has great technique!
If you recall, back in 2012, Keith Levasseur ran the Baltimore Marathon in flip flops.
He finished in 2:46:58.
Or how about Travis Boyd? He ran a half marathon in 1:13:50 pushing a jogging stroller – and he was the overall winner of the Heroes Half Marathon in Everett, Washington!! Or was it his one-year-old daughter Julia since technically she crossed the line first…
Of course, James Nielsen deserves a mention here. The 34-year-old San Franciscan is still the only human to break five minutes in the beer mile.
And don’t forget the original trickster, Abebe Bikila (although I doubt he knew it at the time).
Which of these performances impresses you the most?
Do you have any ideas for a “creative” running performance?