UPDATE: Backward running is a family affair

(KWCH) -- UPDATED 8/11/18

The Bethany College Track and Field team has a Guinness World Record holder on its campus, but it might not be the type you expect.

Head Coach Aaron Yoder set three World Records in retrorunning, or running backward. Yoder owns the record for the mile run at 5 minutes and 54.25 seconds, the 1000 meters and 4X400m relay. Plus, he’s awaiting ratification for a world record in the 200m, which he did last year on the campus track.

The World Record-holder spent this last weekend competing in Bologna, Italy in a three-day World Championship event, with his family.

The Yoders all took home a prize on their first day of competing. Aaron claimed gold in the 800M for the United States, his twin brother Daniel took silver in the 800M Open division, and his mother took silver in the 800M Masters division.

Overall, the Yoder family set two world records and took home four gold medals and eight silver medals.

Coach Yoder's mother placed 2nd in the 400m, 800m and 1500m. Aaron's twin brother Daniel placed 1st in the 400m, 2nd in the 800m, 2nd in the 1500m and 2nd in the 4x400m. Aaron placed 1st in the 800m, 1st in the 1500m, 1st in the marathon, 2nd in the 400m and 2nd in the 4x400m.

All three of the Yoder men qualified for finals. Daniel qualified for the 100m and his father qualified in the 400M. Aaron competed in the 400M, 4x100M relay, 4x400M relay, and the 1500M Saturday, and finished first place in the half marathon Sunday.