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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