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Surfer Garret McNamara Rides World Record 90-Foot Wave Off Nazaré, Portugal

RAW VIDEO: Garrett McNamara breaks the world record for the largest wave ever surfed. Garret McNamara was towed into a rogue wave that turned out to be 90 feet tall. Garrett McNamara was back in Portugal to embark on another mission exploring the waves of Nazaré, in the ZON North Canyon Show 2011. This is […]

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Pingping, World’s Shortest Man Dies at Age 21, in Italy

Pingping, the world’s shortest man, who was 2 feet, 5.37 inches (74.6 centimeters) tall, has died of a heart condition in a hospital in Italy. He was taken to a hospital March 3 after he felt chest pains while rehearsing the Italian program “The Record Show.” He was in the intensive care unit at the […]

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Usain Bolt Sets New World Record in the 100-Meters

After breaking the record for the 100-meters with a time of 9.69 set at the 2008 Olympics exactly one year ago today, Usain Bolt, 22, set a new record of 9.58 seconds at the IAAF World Outdoor Championships in Athletics in Berlin, Germany. On a Sunday night, August 16, 2009 in Berlin, with a tailwind […]

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WORLD RECORD: US Freestyle Relay Set in Rome 2009 FINA World Championships

FRI JUL 31 2009 — Michael Phelps, Ricky Berens, David Walters and Ryan Lochte clocked 6 minutes 58.55 seconds to shave one-hundredth of a second off the previous record of 6:58.56 set by a recent US team that one the Olympic gold in Beijing last August. 13th FINA World Championships Men’s 4x 200 meter Freestyle […]

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WORLD RECORD: Phelps Under 50s Butterfly WR Set in Rome 2009 FINA World Championships

SAT AUG 01 2009 — Michael Phelps became the first human to break 50 seconds in the Men’s 100 meter butterfly with a time of 49.82 seconds at the 13th FINA World Championships 2009 in Rome, Italy. Reaction time was 0.69 seconds.

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Usain Bolt of Jamaica 200 Meters World Record in 19.30 Seconds

Usain Bolt, 22, of Jamaica broke a 12-year-old record for the 200 meters Wednesday, crossing the finish line in 19.30 …

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Number 8: Michael Phelps Wins A Record Eighth Gold Medal Sunday Morning in 400 Medley (WR)

Swimming butterfly in the third leg of the 4X100 United States Medley Relay Team, Michael Phelps won his eighth Gold …

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Usain Bolt of Jamaica 100 meters Record 9.69 Seconds

Without a significant tailwind, Usain Bolt, 21, broke the world record
for the 100 meter dash in 9.69 seconds Saturday …

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Michael Phelps Ties Mark Spitz for Most Gold Medals Won by an Athlete in a Single Olympic Game


Video of Michael Phelps using an out-of-sync extra mini-stroke to beat Milorad Cavic of Serbia, who glided in to the …

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Swimmer Michael Phelps Sets World Record in Men’s 400-meter Individual Medley


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Michael Phelps set a world record in the men’s 400-meter individual medley with
a time of 4:05.25 …

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