Boise man breaks records to inspire kids to go into STEM

Posted at 10:17 PM, Nov 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-11 00:17:03-05

BOISE, ID — The world's fastest and slowest juggler is putting his talents to work while he promotes STEM education.

David Rush says he started breaking Guinness World Records four years ago, and now he's broken more than 100 Guinness World Records. Most recently, he broke the record for skipping a half marathon the fastest without a rope.

"It wasn't so much exhausting as absolutely excruciating," said Rush.

He also broke the fastest mile run while juggling while blindfolded.

"I ran it in seven minutes and 54 seconds," said Rush. "You're allowed to drop the ball, but you have to go back to where you dropped it. So for that one, I ran about 3,000 miles while juggling in preparation for this as well as the hundred or so hours practicing."

Rush says he's broken many unusual records.

"One of the ones that took a while to practice for was the most consecutive ax juggling catches so three three-pound axes, 839 consecutive catches," said Rush.

He says it's to inspire kids to pursue their dreams through stem education.

"I want to inspire students that failed at math, struggled at science," said Rush. "If you set your mind to a goal, believe in yourself and pursue it with a passion, you can accomplish anything."

November 19 is Guinness World Records Day. Rush is planning to participate, but he hasn't picked which records to break yet.