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Record breaking moments caught on video

Ussain Bolt has redefined ‘speed’ yet again. Today Bolt ran the 200-meter sprint in 19.19 seconds, slashing 0.11 seconds off the record he set last year. And just four days ago he broke his 100-meter sprint record by the same margin.

In celebration of Bolt’s record breaking sprints at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin, I have chosen a few classic videos of record breaking moments – from record breaking runs to record breaking meatballs. To each his own!

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An inspiring look at Jesse Owens’ record setting run at the 1936 Olympics. Owens ran the 100 meter dash in 10.3 seconds and earned a total of four gold medals at the ’36 Olympics.


At the 1961 National AAU Championships Frank Bud ran the 100 yard dash in a record setting 9.2 seconds.


Florence Chadwick was the first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions. Her 1950 France to England journey took 13 hours and 20 minutes. One year later she swam from England to France in 16 hours and 22 minutes.

In 1954, Roger Bannister was the first runner to break the four-minute mile barrier with his 3’59.4” mile. Since then the mile record has been lowered by almost 17 seconds.

Al Gliniecki holds 4 Guinness World Records for tying cherry stems into knots using only his tongue, including 911 stems in 1 hour.

Contestants carve a Guinness World Record setting meatball that weighs in at a beefy 72 pounds.

Author: Ashley McMahon, Marketing Manager
Published: Aug 20, 05:44 PM
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