Short-track speed skating has been popular since its introduction to the Winter Olympics in 1992 for two reasons: its high-speed, exciting races and the propensity for athletes to crash. And in yesterday’s women’s 3,000-meter short-track relay, fans got to see both.
The 100 meter hurdles world record of 12.21 seconds stood for 28 years until being smashed yesterday in London by American runner Kendra Harrison—who didn’t learn until about a minute after the race that she’d broken one of track & field’s most impenetrable barriers.
Here’s the apparent formula for setting a Guinness world record, per this video of X-Games gold medalist Tom Wallisch.
Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba crushed a field of the world’s best women in the 1500 meter business yesterday, July 17th, at a Diamond League meet in Monaco. She scorched the three-and-a-half lap race in 3:50.07, shaving nearly half a second off Qu Yunxia’s 22-year-old mark of 3:50.46 and improving her own previous best by…
German cyclist Jens Voigt rode 51.115 kilometers—or almost 32 miles—in an hour at the Velodrome Suisse in Switzerland tonight. It's tiring to just read those words. The 43-year-old became the first to break 50 kilometers since the Union Cycliste Internationale changed the requirements in May.
If you want to watch a Swedish guy tear Missile Command a new one, tune in to this. Around 11 a.m. EST, he beat his world record of 81,795,035, but that's not the goal now. He's trying to play the game for 100 hours, on a single credit. That would be a record across all arcade games.
We throw the word "hero" around a lot on the internet, but sometimes there is simply no other word for doing more backflips on a pogo stick than any other person in the history of human-and-pogo-stick coexistence.
Svetlana Pankratova is tall, but not absurdly tall—either 6'5" or 6'7", according to different sources. Her legs, however, account for a whopping 51.9 inches of that total. This is, perhaps not surprisingly, a world record. (A Guinness World Record, anyway.)
As the USGA pushes for a ban on belly putters, one strange man is taking drivers the same way. This is Michael Furrh, an Arlington (Texas) golf pro, taking a swing with a 14-foot-2.5-inch club. Guinness World Record auditors were on hand, and the ball traveled 146 yards. Perhaps it's not the most practical of…
For nearly two decades, Sports Illustrated has stirred the tea leaves to discern a weekly Sign of the Apocalypse. Deadspin salutes the magazine's ongoing effort to cover the end of times but declines to cede the scoop on the biggest event in world history.
Yes, the opening ceremonies come later today in London, but a handful of events are already underway, and there's already been a world record established.
Apparently, there's a women's skydiving team based in Russia called "Pearls of Russia," and each of them seems to be incapable of processing normal human emotions, including fear, tension, or sound judgment. Even more astonishing is that this wasn't their first or second attempt, but rather a third try at setting a…
Joe Ayoob succeeded Aaron Rodgers as Cal's starting quarterback in 2005. Ayoob's tenure lasted for just one season, during which he threw for nearly as many interceptions (14) as touchdowns (15), and the following year he was replaced as the Bears' starter. Turns out Ayoob has more of a paper arm. On Sunday at…
Jay Sloot, aka Tongue Boy, says he doesn't use his freakishly huge slab of mouth-meat as "a pick-up line." No, I reckon he wouldn't have to.
When you see a headline like "Belgium Man Breaks Blind Speed World Record" you can't just simply ignore it and go about your business like nothing happened. The Belgium in question, a Mr. Luc Costermans, topped out at 308.78 km/h - or 192 mph in American - while driving his Lamborghini Gallardo at an airstrip in…