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#World Record

# world-record - Friday 4 September, 2020

Mo Farah breaks one hour run world record
# ACHIEVEMENT
From The42
# ACHIEVEMENT

Mo Farah breaks one hour run world record

Sep 4th 2020, 10:01 PM 11,043 Views 12 Comments

The 37-year-old was around 10 metres behind record pace at the halfway stage but gradually increased the tempo.

# world-record - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

'If I could do all that, I would hold a world record... I was 11 years and 333 days old'
# EXTRACT
From The42
# EXTRACT

'If I could do all that, I would hold a world record... I was 11 years and 333 days old'

Dec 25th 2018, 8:00 PM 10,280 Views 0 Comments

Read our extract from William Hill Sports Book of the Year joint winner, ‘Boy in the Water’.

# world-record - Sunday 16 September, 2018

Kenyan marathon master Kipchoge smashes world record
# Rapid
From The42
# Rapid

Kenyan marathon master Kipchoge smashes world record

Sep 16th 2018, 2:18 PM 10,153 Views 16 Comments

It was the largest single improvement on the marathon world record since Derek Clayton improved the mark by 2:23 in 1967.

# world-record - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Ireland's Lenihan breaks world record twice on the way to winning gold
# Take A Bow
From The42
# Take A Bow

Ireland's Lenihan breaks world record twice on the way to winning gold

Aug 22nd 2018, 12:07 PM 6,040 Views 0 Comments

The North Cork AC athlete produced scores of 32.28 metres and 32.95 metres in Berlin.

# world-record - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Here's how to recycle your Christmas tree and break a world record at the same time
# Timberrrrrrr
# Timberrrrrrr

Here's how to recycle your Christmas tree and break a world record at the same time

Jan 6th 2018, 8:30 AM 8,742 Views 0 Comments

It’s a novel way to get rid of your tree.

# world-record - Monday 18 September, 2017

Scottish man cycles around world in 79 days, setting new world record
# Phileas Fogg
# Phileas Fogg

Scottish man cycles around world in 79 days, setting new world record

Sep 18th 2017, 10:57 PM 18,546 Views 19 Comments

Mark Beaumont smashed the previous record of 123 days.

# world-record - Sunday 27 August, 2017

The Waterford man who's carving a 20-metre-long wooden Viking sword
# World Record
# World Record

The Waterford man who's carving a 20-metre-long wooden Viking sword

Aug 27th 2017, 8:00 AM 42,398 Views 9 Comments

The Hope Tree, Marty Morrissey, and the Ploughing Championships all sparked this Guinness World Record attempt.

# world-record - Saturday 18 February, 2017

'Thanks to books, I feel free': The man with the most degrees in history
# Luciano Baietti
# Luciano Baietti

'Thanks to books, I feel free': The man with the most degrees in history

Feb 18th 2017, 12:30 PM 27,286 Views 22 Comments

“Thanks to books, I feel free. After all, the words share the same root,” he says, referring to the Italian words libro (book) and libero (free).

# world-record - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Despite just 5% vision, Cork's Sinead Kane is aiming to run into the record books
# Record Breaker
From The42
# Record Breaker

Despite just 5% vision, Cork's Sinead Kane is aiming to run into the record books

Jan 7th 2017, 10:00 AM 12,750 Views 13 Comments

The Youghal athlete will run 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents.

# world-record - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Welsh champions The New Saints surpass Johan Cruyff’s Ajax for record wins
# New Saints New Record
From The42
# New Saints New Record

Welsh champions The New Saints surpass Johan Cruyff’s Ajax for record wins

Dec 31st 2016, 1:27 PM 4,072 Views 5 Comments

Last night saw a 44-year-old record for most consecutive wins broken.

# world-record - Thursday 27 October, 2016

The runner hoping to break a world record by soloing this weekend's Dublin Marathon
# Going Solo
From The42
# Going Solo

The runner hoping to break a world record by soloing this weekend's Dublin Marathon

Oct 27th 2016, 1:12 PM 19,742 Views 10 Comments

Oisín Weldon is trying to show others getting out and active can be a bit of fun and doesn’t need to be taken seriously.

# world-record - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Liverpool fan breaks Football Manager world record of longest-ever game
# Hardcore
From The42
# Hardcore

Liverpool fan breaks Football Manager world record of longest-ever game

Sep 10th 2016, 10:27 AM 8,734 Views 19 Comments

Darren Bland spent nearly 174 days of continuous gameplay managing Fiorentina from 2010 to 2163.

# world-record - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Irish cancer survivor loses out on world record by just ONE second
# Fighting Fit For Ewing's
# Fighting Fit For Ewing's

Irish cancer survivor loses out on world record by just ONE second

Aug 14th 2016, 6:00 PM 18,519 Views 9 Comments

But Nikki Bradley has already achieved another incredible feat.

# world-record - Friday 12 August, 2016

Divine intervention? Sports fans need more than Jesus to explain incredible results on the track
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Divine intervention? Sports fans need more than Jesus to explain incredible results on the track

Aug 12th 2016, 11:00 PM 54,230 Views 70 Comments

“My doping is training. My doping is Jesus. Otherwise I’m crystal clean,” Olympic gold medalist Ayana said today after smashing the world record by 14 seconds.

# world-record - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Man United make Paul Pogba the most expensive player in football history
# Done Deal
From The42
# Done Deal

Man United make Paul Pogba the most expensive player in football history

Aug 9th 2016, 12:58 AM 33,908 Views 100 Comments

The transfer represents the latest arrival under Jose Mourinho, with the Red Devils having embarked on a major recruitment drive this summer.

# world-record - Monday 27 June, 2016

Irish cancer survivor breaks world record for fastest 5km on crutches
# Nikki Bradley
# Nikki Bradley

Irish cancer survivor breaks world record for fastest 5km on crutches

Jun 27th 2016, 3:10 PM 12,601 Views 14 Comments

Nikki Bradley beat the previous record by 5 minutes and 32 seconds.

# world-record - Friday 17 June, 2016

Four men attempting record breaking row off UK coast rescued by Rosslare RNLI
# World Record
# World Record

Four men attempting record breaking row off UK coast rescued by Rosslare RNLI

Jun 17th 2016, 10:53 PM 14,819 Views 17 Comments

The four rowers are currently being looked after in Rosslare before they decide on their next move.

# world-record - Monday 13 June, 2016

Double gold medal success for Ireland at European Championships as Cork pair break records
# The Road To Rio
From The42
# The Road To Rio

Double gold medal success for Ireland at European Championships as Cork pair break records

Jun 13th 2016, 8:15 PM 7,031 Views 1 Comment

It’s been a fantastic weekend for the Irish team in Italy.

# world-record - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Sorry, but it's unlikely you'll ever beat the world record for this game
# Game Over
# Game Over

Sorry, but it's unlikely you'll ever beat the world record for this game

May 10th 2016, 12:37 PM 18,603 Views 15 Comments

The new world record for Donkey Kong is 1,218,000 and it’s very unlikely anyone will surpass it.

# world-record - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Could you break the Irish record for how far you can throw a Christmas tree?
# Oh Christmas Tree
# Oh Christmas Tree

Could you break the Irish record for how far you can throw a Christmas tree?

Jan 3rd 2016, 6:10 AM 10,786 Views 9 Comments

Today is your day.

# world-record - Sunday 29 November, 2015

Australian Christmas tree sets world record for boasting over 500,000 lights
# Super Festive
# Super Festive

Australian Christmas tree sets world record for boasting over 500,000 lights

Nov 29th 2015, 7:00 AM 16,171 Views 16 Comments

The record was set by Canberra lawyer David Richards.

# world-record - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

600 babies just set a world record for crawling
# Crawl Before You Walk
# Crawl Before You Walk

600 babies just set a world record for crawling

Nov 24th 2015, 6:10 AM 8,198 Views 6 Comments

You have to foster a competitive instinct early after all…

# world-record - Saturday 29 August, 2015

The man with the longest penis in the world says it's really not all that
# Zip Up Your Mickey
From The Daily Edge
# Zip Up Your Mickey

The man with the longest penis in the world says it's really not all that

Aug 29th 2015, 4:10 PM 24,580 Views 8 Comments

Women are scared away by it. Sh*t one.

# world-record - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Barcelona preparing new Neymar deal amid reports of world record Man United bid
# Eye-watering
From The42
# Eye-watering

Barcelona preparing new Neymar deal amid reports of world record Man United bid

Aug 25th 2015, 11:55 AM 8,393 Views 20 Comments

The club’s president has dismissed talk that their Brazilian star could be set to leave for Old Trafford.

# world-record - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Watch this 101-year-old break her own abseiling world record
# Take A Break
# Take A Break

Watch this 101-year-old break her own abseiling world record

Jul 14th 2015, 11:00 AM 15,892 Views 14 Comments

Fair play.

# world-record - Monday 1 June, 2015

A 92-year-old cancer survivor just became the oldest woman to finish a marathon
# Run Wild
From The Daily Edge
# Run Wild

A 92-year-old cancer survivor just became the oldest woman to finish a marathon

Jun 1st 2015, 4:14 PM 3,932 Views 2 Comments

Yaaaasss queen!

# world-record - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Japanese train smashes world speed record
# Zooooooom
# Zooooooom

Japanese train smashes world speed record

Apr 21st 2015, 3:10 PM 16,888 Views 28 Comments

The train broke its own speed record from 2003.

# world-record - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Want to see a man fly 250m through the air to break a world record?
# Peter The Parrot
From The42
# Peter The Parrot

Want to see a man fly 250m through the air to break a world record?

Feb 15th 2015, 10:55 AM 4,576 Views 2 Comments

Of course you do.

# world-record - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Meet Blosom, the world's tallest cow

Meet Blosom, the world's tallest cow

Oct 15th 2014, 6:43 PM 30,800 Views 22 Comments

Blosom’s owner decided to keep her as a pet when she was just a calf and she’s now 13-years-old.

# world-record - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Trinity College, cannabis, and going to the dentist : The week in numbers
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Trinity College, cannabis, and going to the dentist : The week in numbers

Aug 23rd 2014, 7:30 PM 12,514 Views 14 Comments

Plus: How many Irish people have travelled to Switzerland for an assisted suicide?

# world-record - Sunday 20 July, 2014

This guy has 41 tattoos of Homer Simpson on his body
# D'oh!
From The Daily Edge
# D'oh!

This guy has 41 tattoos of Homer Simpson on his body

Jul 20th 2014, 4:32 PM 8,496 Views 1 Comment

Intense.

# world-record - Sunday 29 June, 2014

What's the longest you've ever partied? This Dublin DJ is planning to go for 8 days straight
# Yea Yea Funky Yea
# Yea Yea Funky Yea

What's the longest you've ever partied? This Dublin DJ is planning to go for 8 days straight

Jun 29th 2014, 9:00 AM 17,115 Views 55 Comments

And become a Guinness World Record holder in the process.

# world-record - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Couple cross a river by hooking a zip line to their back piercings
# Aarrghhh
From The Daily Edge
# Aarrghhh

Couple cross a river by hooking a zip line to their back piercings

May 25th 2014, 3:15 PM 3,704 Views 1 Comment

Warning: This article (and its accompanying video) is NOT for the faint of heart.

# world-record - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Clontarf GAA set a world record thanks to Jack McCaffrey and 1,499 friends
# Record Breakers
From The42
# Record Breakers

Clontarf GAA set a world record thanks to Jack McCaffrey and 1,499 friends

May 6th 2014, 10:21 AM 7,427 Views 0 Comments

The Dublin footballer took part in a mass training session with his local club.

# world-record - Friday 14 March, 2014

‘Well-known’ billionaire buys record-breaking €144 million life insurance policy
# Show Me The Money
# Show Me The Money

‘Well-known’ billionaire buys record-breaking €144 million life insurance policy

Mar 14th 2014, 5:45 PM 22,578 Views 15 Comments

The payout more than doubles the previous world record, sold in 1990.

# world-record - Thursday 9 January, 2014

This tiny woman broke the world steak eating record in less than 3 minutes
# Holy Cow!
From The Daily Edge
# Holy Cow!

This tiny woman broke the world steak eating record in less than 3 minutes

Jan 9th 2014, 6:00 PM 39,408 Views 64 Comments

She ate a 72 ounce steak.

# world-record - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

New Zealander bludgeons quickest ever one-day century in 36 balls
# Sheer Brutality
From The42
# Sheer Brutality

New Zealander bludgeons quickest ever one-day century in 36 balls

Jan 1st 2014, 10:42 AM 1,885 Views 6 Comments

Corey Anderson took no pity on a hapless West Indies attack in the picturesque setting of Queenstown.

# world-record - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Dundalk Santas run to try and beat world record
# World Record
# World Record

Dundalk Santas run to try and beat world record

Nov 30th 2013, 3:52 PM 7,115 Views 12 Comments

The Dundalk Charity Santa Fun Run needed 4000 Santas to beat the world record – did it succeed?

# world-record - Thursday 21 November, 2013

VIDEO: Here's how Fiji set the world record for yellow cards
# Sin Bin
From The42
# Sin Bin

VIDEO: Here's how Fiji set the world record for yellow cards

Nov 21st 2013, 2:12 PM 4,543 Views 8 Comments

The South Pacific islanders had four men in the sin bin at the same time at one stage against Italy.

# world-record - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Hurricane Fly creates history at Punchestown
# World Record
From The42
# World Record

Hurricane Fly creates history at Punchestown

Nov 17th 2013, 3:06 PM 2,690 Views 1 Comment

The Willie Mullins’ trained 9-year old now has 17 Grade One wins.

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