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London Olympics: Dana Vollmer of U.S. sets world record in butterfly

She wanted an individual world record and an individual gold medal. Dana Vollmer didn’t even need 56 seconds to accomplish both feats. The former University of California swimmer and reigning world champion had the Aquatics Centre buzzing when she became the first woman to break the 56-second barrier, winning gold in the 100-meter butterfly in 55.98 seconds, a world record.


Ashton Eaton sets world record in decathlon

Ashton Eaton likes to compare decathlons to life - the ups and downs, the good and bad, the setbacks and comebacks. Over two dreary days that finally closed with a bright ray of sunshine, Eaton found out just how good life can be.


Bolt: 'I can break 100m world record'

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt has told CNN he can set a new 100 meter world record at the London 2012 Olympic Games -- and could run as fast as 9.4 seconds.


Surfer sets Guinness record riding 78-foot wave

Guinness World Records says Hawaii's Garrett McNamara, 44, rode the biggest wave ever with a 78-footer off the coast of Portugal.


Moms and dads seek Guinness record with cloth diapers

One diaper at a time, a world-record was changed as parents gathered at Sweet Cheeks Diaper Company to take part in the second annual Great Cloth Diaper Company on Saturday.


Kenyan sets marathon world record

Kenya's Patrick Makau set a new world record for the marathon in Berlin Sunday as previous record holder Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia failed to finish.


Ryan Lochte sets world record in men’s 200 individual medley at world swimming championships

Ryan Lochte has set the first world record since high-tech body suits were banned in swimming, breaking his own mark in winning the 200-meter individual medley at the world championships.


Michael Phelps Wins 100-Meter Butterfly At Canada Cup

Michael Phelps stole the show again on Sunday, handily winning the 100-meter butterfly at the Canada Cup. He didn't come close to beating his own world record, but he led from wire to wire and won in 51.32 seconds.


Video-game records make Guinness

586. 2,850. 5,400. 789,349. These are all world-record numbers. But they aren't weights, distances or speeds. They are achievements in video gaming.


World Record for Longest Continuous Play of Guitar Hero

World Record for Longest Continuous Play of Guitar Hero

Zeke Iddon, an eccentric from the UK, attempted a marathon run on Guitar Hero for a Guinness World Record. This is how he got on. The world record was for the longest ever continuous play by a single participant, a new title for which Guinness set a minimum time of 24 hours.


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