DMU journalism graduate racks up 1.3 MILLION views with viral video


A De Montfort University graduate 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 has more than 1.3 million views.

The clip of the 34-year-old Londoner went viral when it was shared by popular Facebook page The Sport Bible. Watch here.

Matt, who graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism in 2004, also holds a Guinness World Record for the longest distance juggling a football. He did kick-ups for 20km, which took him five hours.

He said: “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.”

Another said: “Your turn Usain Bolt!”

Matt has featured on national television and performed his skills around the world. For more about his exploits, visit his website.

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