Ben Jacoby, the world record holder for the fastest 100m sprint on jumping stilts, is featured in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not’s New book, entitled “Out Of The Box”.
The book is perfect for the thrill-seeking entrepreneur who was always been told that he was “out of the box”. Sprinting on jumping stilts is something not everyone does, but Ben Jacoby is always full of fresh ideas.
Ben Jacoby is Officially Named By Ripley’s Believe it Or Not as World Record Holder “The original idea was to wear them as a costume as a kangaroo. After I started wearing them more often, I understood that I could do a little bit more than just play around. That’s when I asked myself that maybe there’s a World Record out there,” he shared. “I knew that if I would give time to it, down the road, hopefully, I could try and break that record,” he adds.
Now Ben Jacoby is officially recognized record holder for the fastest 100m sprint on jumping stilts both by the Guinness World Records and just recently by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.
“I was always told I am “out of the box”. Thanks to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, now it is official. It is such an honor to be part of this popular, well-known publication, being part of the unbelievable,” He says.
Ben Jacoby also has a documentary, “Bam Bam Runs Fast,” where fans and viewers worldwide can watch the behind-the-scenes actions of breaking a world record.
“It’s not only a step-by-step process on how to break a world record. It’s more of the journey that I went through from point A to point Z, which involves the journey to break the world record at Burning Man,” states Ben.
“It’s everything from leaving Los Angeles, driving all the way there, getting all the people who I needed to make the official record, and even all the stress that comes around it, especially when it comes to 100 meters. I feel like a lot of it boils down to those ten, twelve, or fourteen seconds. So there’s absolutely no room for error,” he stresses.
The extreme sports athlete says that his goal is to push boundaries, test his own human limits, learn from challenges, and grow.
“I hope to inspire others who want to do the same. Life is too short to live with limits. I believe in extraordinary living,” he adds.
Copies of “Out Of The Box” can be bought on Ripley’s Believe It Or Not’s website.