Loughborough Alumni


19 Oct 2016

Alumnus Matt Wolstenholme becomes an internet sensation

A former Loughborough student has become an internet sensation by sprinting 100m while juggling a football.

Football freestyler Matt Wolstenholme filmed himself doing kick-ups while running along an athletics track and the video now has more than 1.3 million views. The clip went viral when it was shared by popular Facebook page The Sport Bible.

The 34-year-old Londoner, who graduated from the University with a politics degree in 2003, also holds the Guinness World Record for the longest distance juggling a football. He did kick-ups for 20km, which took him five hours.

What’s Matt’s take on all this? “It’s strange to think that more than a million people have watched a clip of me kicking a ball around for 100m. I’m really chuffed by the reaction – the comments and feedback have been great.”

One of the thousands of Facebook comments read: “Hope it is an Olympic sport in the future.” With others saying: “Your turn Usain Bolt!”

Matt, who also works as a fitness trainer and is a qualified journalist, has featured on national television and performed his skills around the world. For more about his work, visit his website.

You can watch the full video here.

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