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Usain Bolt feted in Jamaica and around the world as The Greatest

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

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

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Freefaller Luke Aikens dives full throttle into the record books

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.

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.

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Parachute-free daredevil

Skydiver Luke Aikins makes history by successfully jumping and landing without a parachute from 7.6km (25,000ft) in California.

Skydiver Luke Aikins makes history by successfully jumping and landing without a parachute from 7.6km (25,000ft) in California.

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Around the world in 11 days - in a hot air balloon!

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.

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.

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Balloon maze in Belgium

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

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

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Zumba fever as Manila breaks world record

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

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

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Picasso's 'Les Femmes d'Alger' smashes world auction record

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

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

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Cyclist Alex Dowsett breaks one hour distance record

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

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

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Daniel Arnold scales Matterhorn in record time

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

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

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Record-breaking cyclist steps up to the plate

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

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

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Rohan Dennis sets new hour record

Australia’s Rohan Dennis produced a stunning performance to set a new hour world record of 52.491km in Grenchen, Switzerland on Sunday. The

Australia’s Rohan Dennis produced a stunning performance to set a new hour world record of 52.491km in Grenchen, Switzerland on Sunday. The

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Garcia topples two World Records on opening night in Doha

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

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

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Wallenda defying heights

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

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

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Google exec breaks skydiving world record from edge of space

Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at Google, jumped from the stratosphere on Thursday October 24, breaking Felix Baumgartner’s world altitude

Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at Google, jumped from the stratosphere on Thursday October 24, breaking Felix Baumgartner’s world altitude

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Google vice president breaks highest skydiving record

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

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

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Kimetto smashes world record in fastest-ever marathon

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

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

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Human portrait of Ataturk

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

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

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Ellen MacArthur: making waves on a journey to a circular economy

Dame Ellen MacArthur is a living legend of the sailing world, becoming the fastest person to circumnavigate the globe single-handed. She unexpectedly

Dame Ellen MacArthur is a living legend of the sailing world, becoming the fastest person to circumnavigate the globe single-handed. She unexpectedly

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Greek students attempt world origami mosaic record

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

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

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Centenarian cyclist Robert Marchand breaks world record at 102

Aged 102, cyclist Robert Marchand has smashed his own world record in the centenary category, riding nearly 27 kilometres in an hour. The Frenchman

Aged 102, cyclist Robert Marchand has smashed his own world record in the centenary category, riding nearly 27 kilometres in an hour. The Frenchman

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Video: Is this gigantic wave the biggest ever surfed?

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 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)

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Titanic violin fetches record million euros at auction

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

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

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Meet the 100 million euro man

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

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

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Irish dancers set Riverdance world record

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

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