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# World Record

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Hurricane Fly creates history at Punchestown
The Willie Mullins’ trained 9-year old now has 17 Grade One wins.
This is how you celebrate a new marathon world record
Though we’re not sure this is in many marathon training guides.
NYC to attempt Guinness world record... for twerking
Record breakin’ booty shakin’.
These are some of the silliest Guinness World Records
Chainsaws, spoons and onions – the world has gone mad.
New world record as 1,693 form longest Riverdance line
The previous record of 652 people dancing in a continuous line was held by Nashville, Tennessee.
WATCH: Insane dominoes world record display
We can’t look away.
6 reasons why you should jump at the chance to be in Riverdance
This July a world record Riverdance attempt will take place along the banks of the Liffey.
Call that a flag? Uruguayan club unveils world's biggest banner
A 600m-long sheet covered Nacional’s stadium during their Copa Libertadores game with Mexican side Toluca.
Carlow to try set Irish dancing world record today - and you're invited
The aim is to get in excess of 652 people to dance while holding hands in the centre of Carlow today.
Supersonic skydiver fell faster than THOUGHT
Final data from Felix Baumgartner jump shows that he dropped faster than the speed of a human thought…
'We should let them walk onto the pitch holding hands' - Heaslip lauds record-breakers
Gordon D’Arcy and Brian O’Driscoll will start together as Ireland centres for the 48th time.
Get lumbered up for Christmas Tree Throwing Championship
The competition is a novel way to turn Christmas tree recycling into a sport, while at the same time raising funds for charity.
Christmas jumper world record attempt in Dublin... here's some inspiration
Geansaís galore.
This is what a 24-mile skydive looks like
Felix Baumgartner, you crazy fool!
Waterford sets new world record… for porridge
1380kg of porridge, to be exact!
Meet the man with the world's biggest 'guns'
And what about the world’s biggest mohawk, tallest dog and person with the most Hello Kitty memorabilia? They’re all in this year’s book of Guinness World Records.
Another world record! Jason Smyth claims gold in style
The Irish athlete recorded a time of 21.05 at the Olympic Stadium tonight.
Waterford festival to attempt new world record for biggest bowl of porridge
Organisers plan to beat the existing Russian record for the largest bowl of porridge by stretching a massive bowl down Waterford’s quayside during the food festival.
World’s fastest! Jason Smyth secures Ireland’s third gold at Paralympics
The Derry sprinter secured his second world record in two days to win his 100m event by more than half a second.
VIDEO: New world record set at... mobile phone throwing championships
Finnish teen has really raised the bar for future mobile throwers.
Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake to go head to head... on the cricket field?
The Sydney Sixers are looking to add some Jamaican gold to their line-up after the Melbourne Stars approached the 100m sprint champion
Maths experts say Usain Bolt can run the 100 metres in under 9.4 seconds
A new study conducted by Dutch mathematicians determined Bolt can not only run 100 metres in 9.4 seconds but he can also set the record as low as 9.36 seconds. Really?
PHOTOS: This is what the largest atlas in the world looks like
The atlas weighs in at more than 23 stone and each page is almost 2 metres high.
PHOTOS: How 1,400 nuns broke a world record in a Kerry town
Technically it was people dressed up in habits. But that still counts.
Off the record - upcoming Irish world record attempts
Sowing, mowing and shape throwing… some of the record-breaking bids YOU can get involved in this summer.
McKillop christens the Olympic Stadium with a new world record
The 22-year-old Paralympian from Ballymena, County Antrim is the first male to set a world record in the new stadium.
This is what a record-breaking 1,263 leprechauns look like
Spot any leprechauns on Patrick’s Day? How about 1,263 of them? The people of Bandon in Cork have smashed the world record for the number of leprechauns in one place.
Man trying to beat "buried alive" record dies during attempt
The man, who was 24 years of age, died after spending less than a day underground.
WATCH: 850 people set a new world record as 'human mattresses'
Hundreds of people in New Orleans were tied to mattresses and knocked over to break the world record for the longest chain.
WATCH: Former college QB sets paper airplane record
Good design + awesome propulsion = aviation history.
World's 'strongest child' does push-ups on glass bottles
Seriously – don’t even think about trying this at home.
Cork gamers to attempt Fifa 2012 World Record
Four avid fans of the game will play for 2,012 minutes (33 hours 32minutes) in aid of Children In Hospital Ireland.
WATCH: Surfer rides amazing 90 foot wave - a new world record?
Hawaiian Garrett McNamara rode the mammoth wave in Portugal yesterday.
Irish students set new world record for longest time on big wheel
A group of students – joined by RTÉ’s Brenda Donohue – spend 1470 minutes on a big wheel to raise funds for a leukaemia charity.
Dog sets 'longest ears' record with over 65 cm of ears
Guinness World Records confirmed that coonhound Harbor has taken the record this year.
Watch: Jamaica's incredible run in the 4x100m
The team included Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt: all of whom, it turns out, are quite good at running.
GALLERY: an Irish sheep worth €108,000 - and 7 other pricey pets
A Laois man has sold a sheep for €108,000 at a Scottish fair – so we thought we’d look at some other expensive animals.
Son of Georgia's president sets world record for iPad typing speed
Yes, that IS a real headline. Eduard Saakashvilli can type the alphabet quicker than you or anyone else on Earth.
Philippine city aims for Guinness World Record with mass circumcision 'party'
Around 1,500 boys aged nine years and up have been circumcised at an event organised to provide safe surgery for traditional circumcision.