A student at the University of Florida spread both laughter and goodwill as he used his unconventional talent to break his third Guinness World Record and simultaneously support charity.
According to FOX 12, Matthew Feldman, a 19-year-old engineering student, broke the Guinness World Record for completing the mile in the little known sport "joggling" on Friday.
This feat involved juggling five balls while running a mile in under 7 minutes and 41 seconds -- a task which he completed with one minute and eight seconds to spare. Feldman simultaneously raised money and spread awareness for victims of last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
The ambitious athlete took his pastime to new extremes by completing his third world record in the sport, while supporting a cause that is very close to his heart.
After visiting the small Japanese community of Isatomae in May, Feldman explains on his website that he made it his mission to spread awareness of this often overlooked community, and to shed light on the seemingly irreparable state in which the community currently exists.
"It is very important that these people have the opportunity to rebuild their lives and community, which has proven impossible for the past 15 months," Feldman explains on his cause's site.
After learning juggling from his brother and jogging from his father, the student put his own spin on these traditional pastimes, and promptly fell in love with the sport.
"I love watching the cars go by and seeing the reactions of people when they glance at me once, then again, and begin to laugh. When someone beeps or waves, you get a boost of energy and a good smile," the student told Just Your Average Joggler.
Feldman has long been utilizing his quirky talent to do good. WPTV reports that he used the sport to raise $700 for children in Tanzania last year, after breaking the Guinness World Record for running a 5K while simultaneously juggling five objects.
In addition to raising awareness, he sells juggling balls and t-shirts in order to raise money, working toward a total of $2,500 for victims of the disaster.
For more information, or if you would like to donate to his cause, visit his website.