Salisbury dad breaks world record for running a mile with a pushchair


Ruben Sança and his five-year-old son Greyson unofficially broke the current Guinness World Record by nine seconds at Newburyport’s High Street Mile.

A father and son from Salisbury broke a Guinness World Record during the High Street Mile road race in Newburyport on Sunday.

Ruben Sança, 35, covered a mile of 4:32.2 minutes while pushing his five-year-old son Greyson in a stroller, unofficially breaking the Guinness World Record for ‘fastest mile pushing a pram’ . Completing a mile in less than 5 minutes is no easy feat, but it’s even harder with the added weight of a stroller.

“[Greyson] is in the 99th percentile for height [for his age], and he weighs 55 lbs. The stroller I use weighs 25 pounds,” Sança said. The runner’s world. “When you add that, you have 80 pounds I’m pushing!”

Sança submitted documents for the ratification of the Guinness World Record, as well as the video of his achievement, which his friend filmed while riding his bicycle. However, he said The runner’s world that the record cannot be ratified because the previous record (a mile of 4:41.83 minutes) was achieved on a track.

“For me, it was more about having a challenge and taking it on,” he said. “It’s a special moment for both of us and for our family.”

In the High Street Mile, Sança and her son were able to beat several runners without strollers, placing fifth overall.

Sança is an Olympic track and field athlete, competing for Cape Verde in the 2012 London Olympics. Sança holds a record in Cape Verde and was one of three members of their Olympic team. In Massachusetts, he finished in the top 25 in the Boston Marathon in 2014. He currently works at UMass Lowell, his alma mater, as director of student life and welfare.

While Sança is excited about the record, he said The runner’s world that he is more excited to share the moment with his son.

“He’s growing up and he’s got this vision of like, ‘Hey, fitness is part of your world’.”


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