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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