CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WTVD) -- Running a four-and-a-half-minute mile is undoubtedly impressive - but doing so while dribbling a basketball seems nearly impossible. That's exactly what one UNC track and field coach did on Wednesday breaking the world record.
"I wasn't sure, actually, because it was so quiet when I crossed the line," said Dylan Sorensen, the UNC assistant track and field coach.
Sorensen broke the world record for running a mile while dribbling a basketball in May on his 30th birthday -- but that had since been broken several times.
Coming into Wednesday, the record was four minutes and 33.75 seconds. Soerensen finished with a time of 4 minutes and 33.73 seconds.
"I felt confident that I could do it again but I needed purpose for why," he said.
After thinking for a bit, Soerensen said that purpose became clear. He decided to raise money for the Forever Tarheels program - which benefits female student-athletes at UNC.
"I have five sisters," he said. "I grew up with a single mother and I have seen women fight my entire life for everything they have. That is a big reason why I am and coaching women also further excites me to do that because I see the same glimpses and we believe in them so much."
Sorensen is hoping to continue to raise money for the Forever Tarheels, you can do that by clicking here.
UNC track and field coach breaks world record for fastest mile dribbling a basketball
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