The World Backwards Running Champion Demonstrates His Unusual Talent With a Jog Through Town

World Backwards Running Champion Garret Doherty demonstrated his unusual talent with a jog around town. Doherty picked up the sport of retro running on a day when he wanted to keep the sun out of his eyes while jogging.

On your marks, get set, go….backwards!Garret Doherty is the fastest man in the world – at running BACKWARDS. The world champion took up the bizarre sport after turning around during a routine jog because the sun was in his eyes.

Running on Beach Race

images via Garret Doherty

Lori Dorn
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