Health & the Body | Work & Occupations | Sport
Have you ever seen a baton twirler perform? They manipulate a metal stick in magical ways: rolling it between their fingers, tossing it 20 feet into the air, and catching it between their legs or completely blind behind their head. If you have seen a baton twirler, it was likely a young woman in a bedazzled swimsuit-style costume.
Nine-year-old Ciaran Muir wears a V-neck top bedazzled with lime-green rhinestones while cartwheeling through a Scottish field and hurling a two-foot rod in the air. He sports calloused hands and six-pack abs, gained through countless hours of training in the physically demanding sport of baton twirling.