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Run South Florida – Doctor Dribble

The 2013 New York City Marathon boasts over 50,000 finishers. So what are the chances that a local South Florida runner would be recognized in a sea of thousands? That was the case for Darren Weissman, better known as Doctor Dribble, who was recognized by the sound of his basketballs, not by his face. Around mile 18 a blind runner being escorted by another man shouted, “Do you know who that is? That’s Doctor Dribble!” Although the runner couldn’t see, he could hear the rhythm of the...

Inspirations – Doctor Dribble Speaks at Inspirations for Youth and Families

  Darren Weissman (better known as his alter ego Doctor Dribble) spoke about the importance of setting goals on Friday, February 28th. He should know. Doctor Dribble has set and met multiple goals for himself over the years, including running an Iron Man competition even though he was not an experienced biker or swimmer. He also holds the Guinness World Record for running the fastest marathon while dribbling two basketballs. Setting a daily goal is one of the most important ways to...

Channel 10 News – ‘Doctor Dribble’ to run Miami Marathon for charity

Darren Weissman runs marathons while simultaneously dribbling two basketballs MIAMI - Thousands of runners will take over Downtown Miami, Miami Beach and Coconut Grove for the 12th annual Miami Marathon on Sunday but there's one runner who will stick out in the pack. Darren Weisman, better known as "Doctor Dribble," runs marathons while simultaneously dribbling two basketballs. "People always come up to me and ask me what my next race will be because they want to run with me,"...

Purpose 2 Play – Man Dribbles Two Basketballs Continuously in Marathons to Inspire

Running a marathon may be crazy, but to do it dribbling two basketballs continuously has to be insane, right? If you’re Darren Weissman, 31, (a.k.a. Dr. Dribble), it’s just another opportunity to erase the line between insanity and inspiring. As for whether his legs or his arms are more sore the day after a race? “It depends on the wind,” Weissman said. “If the running conditions are good, then my legs are as sore as anyone else’s. If there’s an additional wind...

Competitor – ‘Dr. Dribble’ Ready For Double Duty

Darren Weissman, aka "Dr. Dribble," has run eight half marathons and five marathons in 2013 while dribbling basketballs. Darren Weissman is one of more than 200 runners who will run two Rock ‘n’ Roll 1/2 Marathons on Nov. 17. Darren Weissman will be the first to admit he’s not a hard-core runner, but that hasn’t stopped this basketball-dribbling fiend from setting a few unique running records. The 31-year-old Miami resident, who is known as “Dr. Dribble,” has dribbled his way...
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Radio 90.7 WFUV – ‘Doctor Dribble’ is One in a Million

Record-holding marathoner runs in NY Darren Weissman, known as 'Doctor Dribble', finished the New York City Marathon Sunday while dribbling two basketballs for 4 hours and 42 minutes through the city's streets. It was nothing new for Weissman, who began running marathons while bouncing basketballs earlier this year in Miami, when he set an Official Guinness World Record for fastest marathon while dribbling two basketballs. His ballhandling skills made him a sturdy point guard in High School,...

ESPN – ‘Dr. Dribble’ has a ball at NYC Marathon

NEW YORK -- It all started with a dare. Darren Weissman had already run the Miami Marathon in 2012 and crossed it off of his bucket list. But nine months ago, a friend of his dared him to do it again -- only this time, while dribbling two basketballs as he was running. Weissman, known as "Doctor Dribble" because he trains NBA players using unique ball-handling drills, was hoping someone would talk him out of it so he’d have an excuse not to go. But no one did. "All my friends...
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Inspirations – South Florida Inspiration – Darren Weissman a.k.a. Dr. Dribble

Darren Weissman a.k.a. Doctor Dribble is well known for running marathons while dribbling two basketballs – he even broke the Guinness World Record! But when Darren’s not dribbling, he’s visiting sick children in hospitals and volunteering his time coaching aspiring basketball players. “Sponge” Holton, basketball player for the University of West Virginia, even lived with Darren for a short period of time when he was in high school because his home was overcrowded. Darren was able to...
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Unique Me Magazine – Man With Heart

When you think of someone that gives of themselves, selflessly, the first thing you think of is a woman. It may be a well-known socialite that donates her time and resources to numerous causes. There is that teacher always sacrificing to make sure the students have all they need to succeed in school. It is rare to hear about a young, professional "man" that has made it a point to use his time, talent or career to make a difference. So, the team at Unique Me, together with the help of Magda...
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UT San Diego – Chasing marathon dribbling record

There was the English gentleman in his late 30s who jogged the London Marathon looking over his shoulders the entire way, a requirement when running backward. There were the women in Nashville who gyrated their hips 13.1 miles, swaying hula hoops. Jugglers tossing knives, balls and bowling pins while running have become so blasé there’s a word for the attention-seekers: jogglers. To the list of can-you-top-this marathon stunts, a new one will be uncorked during Sunday’s Rock...

Channel 10 News – MJ in the Morning learns moves from child advocate

  South Florida basketball trainer, Doctor Dribble, shows MJ Acosta his moves. Off the court, he dribbles for charity. Source:...

ESPN – ‘Dr. Dribble’ talks about his record marathon

Darren Weissman -- better known as Doctor Dribble -- has made a career out of teaching ballhandling skills to kids and pros alike. Last weekend, he added another entry to his impressive résumé: He ran an entire marathon (in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) while dribbling two basketballs. He finished with a time of 4:39:12, and pending the Guinness World Records’ review to confirm his accomplishment, he’ll be the fastest dual dribbler over 26.2 miles. Playbook caught up with Weissman...
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