Viral video sensations seem to pop up on a monthly basis. But with that incredibly fast turnover, many of the people behind them either go completely unnoticed or don’t get to reap any benefit. The creators of the Running Man Challenge, a viral dance sensation, aren’t going to be on that list.
Kevin Vincent and Jeremiah Hall recently appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about how they came up with what would go on to become the Running Man Challenge and how it spread so quickly.
According to the Root, the pair were bored in class and just started to goof around – although they ensure us Ms. Graham is a great teacher. They then posted a video online which eventually got to a group of basketball players from the University of Maryland took it to a completely different level.
“We were sitting there and the song “My Boo” just started playing in my head, so I started singing it,” said Vincent.
“And then I started dancing and we just decided to make a video,” Hall added.
The two were then awarded a $10,000 scholarship to help towards sending them to college. Then the University of Maryland players came out and they all danced together on national television. It’s a wonderful end to the latest Internet craze.
Watch the video below.
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