World record holder denied permission to joggle New York City Marathon

October 16, 2015 1

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Guinness World Record holding joggler, Michal Kapral of Toronto, Ontario, has been denied permission to joggle the 2015 New York City Marathon.

The marathon organizers who cited new security measures that ban the use of props while participating in the 42.195-kilometre foot race, has led Kapral to seek a different outlet for his marathon running pursuits.

“I had been training hard for the past four months for what I had hoped would be my biggest joggling event ever — an attempt to break my own world record at the largest marathon in the world,” blogged, the joggler.

His three small beanbags have been banned (as props) along with the following slightly more dangerous items: firearms, knives, Mace, drones, survey balloons, mini-copters, fireworks, explosives, toxic chemicals, and selfie-sticks.

Kapral wrote, “So I’ll be leaving my 2 1/4-inch, millet-filled, spherical security risks at home and transform my marathon juggling self into a normal, non-joggling marathon runner on November 1. If you look closely at me on race day, you might notice that I’m actually juggling invisible beanbags (which I hope are allowed)! And no, I will not be documenting my race with a drone or a selfie-stick.”

Kapral has joggled as fast as 2:50:12, during the 2007 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

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