[Watch] Running Man Challenge Originators Tell Ellen How They Started The Craze

[Watch] Running Man Challenge Originators Tell Ellen How They Started The Craze

The New Jersey kids were joined by the Maryland ballers who helped blow it up.

Published May 4th

It's the viral sensation dance craze that continues to run the internet, whether it's the Los Angeles DodgersGeorgia Southern football team, Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller, or NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving all trying it.

On Monday, the New Jersey duo who originated the Running Man Challenge phenomenon, Kevin Vincent and Jeremiah Hall, appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to explain its origins. They hilariously revealed that they were sitting bored in their finance class when Ghost Town DJ's "My Boo" started ringing off in their heads, as they came up with the steps right then and there.

What's better is Vincent and Hall were joined by the University of Maryland basketball players, Jaylen Brantley and Jared Nickens, who watched the dance and recorded their own version, helping it to go viral.

Once the clip caught fire on the internet, thousands of others followed with their own renditions, amassing millions of views on the likes of Vine, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram. In other words, they have social lit right about now...especially amongst sports teams, ranging from high schools to colleges and the pros.

Peep this compilation of the best of the Running Man Challenge, too.

And the viral sensation continues...

Let's see if it runs summer '16.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

(Photo: The Ellen Show via YouTube.com)

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