“It took me one hour of really hard training to be a good juggler,” said Bergeron.
He started by walking and juggling, and every few steps he would drop a ball. Once he got more comfortable he would run laps around his block, then competitive races, said Bergeron.
“It didn’t take much practice before I started competing and got to an elite level of joggling,” said Bergeron.
But during regular races, people don’t like getting passed by a joggler.
“People get a distressed look when they see me juggling and smiling during the race when they are fatigued.”
Bergeron said he hasn’t experienced any problems from race organizers for his joggling.
“No directors have stopped me from racing. The only race that doesn’t allow it is the New York Marathon, for security reasons in response to the Boston bombing.”
Bergeron said he’s only met one other joggler in Nova Scotia, but people have contacted him about starting joggling.
“A couple people have emailed me about juggling tips. Manipulating the balls is the hardest part and that stops people,” said Bergeron. “First you have to learn how to juggle and be able to maintain it, then you start walking, then running.”