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Jamaica and Jamaicans around the world have been saluting the genius of Usain Bolt on the Olympics track, now with eight gold medals across three Olympics and bidding for a “triple-triple” in the 4×10
It was gold medal number 22 for US swimming legend Michael Phelps on Thursday in Rio.
American Luke Aikens have dived into the record books by becoming the first person ever to leap from twenty five thousand feet without a parachute or wing suit.
Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov has landed safely in West Australia after setting a new world record for circumnavigating the world solo in a hot air balloon.
The final touches were put to a 600-square metre maze of over 80,000 balloons in Mol, Belgium. This construction is the biggest of its kind
It’s officially the largest Zumba class ever held in a single venue. A suburb of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, now holds the Guinness World
More than half a million bricks and five days of labour from thousands of children has resulted in a Guinness World Record for the tallest Lego tower
The most expensive artwork ever has been sold at auction at Christie’s in New York. Picasso’s cubist oil from 1955 “Les Femmes d’Alger” (“Women of
British cyclist Alex Dowsett has become the fourth person in eight months to set a one hour distance record. The 26-year-old commonwealth champion
Mountaineering has had a dark week following the tragedy in the Himalayas but now Swiss climber Daniel Arnold has provided the sport with a welcome
A stunt cyclist looks to have broken his own world record for climbing the most stairs on a bike. Footage shows Polish rider Krystian Herba
Australia’s Rohan Dennis produced a stunning performance to set a new hour world record of 52.491km in Grenchen, Switzerland on Sunday. The
Spain’s Mireya Belmonte Garcia set two new World Records in the 200m butterfly and in the 400m Individual Medley on the opening night of the 12th
Daredevil Nik Wallenda wowed Chicago and the world with two hair-raising skyscraper crossings on high wires without a safety net or a harness, one of
Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at Google, jumped from the stratosphere on Thursday October 24, breaking Felix Baumgartner’s world altitude
It started with a helium-filled balloon ride to 135,890 feet above the Earth and ended with a jump into the skydiving record books. Just over two
Dennis Kimetto obliterated the marathon world record in Berlin on Sunday. The Kenyan sliced 26 seconds off the previous record, winning the race in a
Around 6,000 Turks gathered at the tomb of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in order to form a human portrait in a world record attempt. The “Father of the
Dame Ellen MacArthur is a living legend of the sailing world, becoming the fastest person to circumnavigate the globe single-handed. She unexpectedly
More than 18,000 students spent nine hours on Tuesday (March 18) creating 52,000 origami paper flowers and placing them in the shape of a large owl
The Hennessey GT Venom has just become the fastest production car in the world hitting 435.31 kilometres per hour (270.49 miles per hour). Former
Aged 102, cyclist Robert Marchand has smashed his own world record in the centenary category, riding nearly 27 kilometres in an hour. The Frenchman
Lithuanian strongman, 38 year-old Zydrunas Savickas, set a new Guinness World Record on Sunday
A Brazilian is waiting to hear if he has surfed the world’s biggest wave. Carlos Burle, from Rio de Janeiro, claims to have surfed a 30m (90ft)
A violin that was played to calm passengers as the Titanic went down has been sold at auction for more than a million euros in England. The price
Thousands of Real Madrid fans flocked to the Bernabeu to welcome Gareth Bale on Monday after the nine-times European champions sealed the purchase of
American Diana Nyad has become the first to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. Nyad, 64, who was making her fifth attempt at the
On Sunday, over 1,693 Irish dancers gathered to break the World Record for the Longest Riverdance Line of Dancers. The dancers, who came from 44
One hundred one female skydivers set a Russian record, as they leapt from planes to form the pattern of a flower in mid-air above the town of