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# World Record

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# Record Breaker
Eliud Kipchoge breaks world record at Berlin Marathon
Kenyan looked set to run a sub-two-hour time at midway point.
All time
Mo Farah breaks one hour run world record
The 37-year-old was around 10 metres behind record pace at the halfway stage but gradually increased the tempo.
'If I could do all that, I would hold a world record... I was 11 years and 333 days old'
Read our extract from William Hill Sports Book of the Year joint winner, ‘Boy in the Water’.
# rapid
Kenyan marathon master Kipchoge smashes world record
It was the largest single improvement on the marathon world record since Derek Clayton improved the mark by 2:23 in 1967.
# Take a Bow
Ireland's Lenihan breaks world record twice on the way to winning gold
The North Cork AC athlete produced scores of 32.28 metres and 32.95 metres in Berlin.
# timberrrrrrr
Here's how to recycle your Christmas tree and break a world record at the same time
It’s a novel way to get rid of your tree.
# Phileas Fogg
Scottish man cycles around world in 79 days, setting new world record
Mark Beaumont smashed the previous record of 123 days.
# World Record
The Waterford man who's carving a 20-metre-long wooden Viking sword
The Hope Tree, Marty Morrissey, and the Ploughing Championships all sparked this Guinness World Record attempt.
# Luciano Baietti
'Thanks to books, I feel free': The man with the most degrees in history
“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).
# Record Breaker
Despite just 5% vision, Cork's Sinead Kane is aiming to run into the record books
The Youghal athlete will run 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents.
# new saints new record
Welsh champions The New Saints surpass Johan Cruyff’s Ajax for record wins
Last night saw a 44-year-old record for most consecutive wins broken.
# Going Solo
The runner hoping to break a world record by soloing this weekend's Dublin Marathon
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.
# hardcore
Liverpool fan breaks Football Manager world record of longest-ever game
Darren Bland spent nearly 174 days of continuous gameplay managing Fiorentina from 2010 to 2163.
# fighting fit for ewing's
Irish cancer survivor loses out on world record by just ONE second
But Nikki Bradley has already achieved another incredible feat.
# Rio 2016
Divine intervention? Sports fans need more than Jesus to explain incredible results on the track
“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.
# Done Deal
Man United make Paul Pogba the most expensive player in football history
The transfer represents the latest arrival under Jose Mourinho, with the Red Devils having embarked on a major recruitment drive this summer.
# nikki bradley
Irish cancer survivor breaks world record for fastest 5km on crutches
Nikki Bradley beat the previous record by 5 minutes and 32 seconds.
# World Record
Four men attempting record breaking row off UK coast rescued by Rosslare RNLI
The four rowers are currently being looked after in Rosslare before they decide on their next move.
# the road to rio
Double gold medal success for Ireland at European Championships as Cork pair break records
It’s been a fantastic weekend for the Irish team in Italy.
# Game Over
Sorry, but it's unlikely you'll ever beat the world record for this game
The new world record for Donkey Kong is 1,218,000 and it’s very unlikely anyone will surpass it.
# oh christmas tree
Could you break the Irish record for how far you can throw a Christmas tree?
Today is your day.
# super festive
Australian Christmas tree sets world record for boasting over 500,000 lights
The record was set by Canberra lawyer David Richards.
# crawl before you walk
600 babies just set a world record for crawling
You have to foster a competitive instinct early after all…
# Zip up your mickey
The man with the longest penis in the world says it's really not all that
Women are scared away by it. Sh*t one.
# eye-watering
Barcelona preparing new Neymar deal amid reports of world record Man United bid
The club’s president has dismissed talk that their Brazilian star could be set to leave for Old Trafford.
# Take a Break
Watch this 101-year-old break her own abseiling world record
Fair play.
# run wild
A 92-year-old cancer survivor just became the oldest woman to finish a marathon
Yaaaasss queen!
# Zooooooom
Japanese train smashes world speed record
The train broke its own speed record from 2003.
# Peter the Parrot
Want to see a man fly 250m through the air to break a world record?
Of course you do.
Meet Blosom, the world's tallest cow
Blosom’s owner decided to keep her as a pet when she was just a calf and she’s now 13-years-old.
# In Numbers
Trinity College, cannabis, and going to the dentist : The week in numbers
Plus: How many Irish people have travelled to Switzerland for an assisted suicide?
# D'oh!
This guy has 41 tattoos of Homer Simpson on his body
# yea yea funky yea
What's the longest you've ever partied? This Dublin DJ is planning to go for 8 days straight
And become a Guinness World Record holder in the process.
# aarrghhh
Couple cross a river by hooking a zip line to their back piercings
Warning: This article (and its accompanying video) is NOT for the faint of heart.
# Record Breakers
Clontarf GAA set a world record thanks to Jack McCaffrey and 1,499 friends
The Dublin footballer took part in a mass training session with his local club.
# Show Me The Money
‘Well-known’ billionaire buys record-breaking €144 million life insurance policy
The payout more than doubles the previous world record, sold in 1990.
# Holy Cow!
This tiny woman broke the world steak eating record in less than 3 minutes
She ate a 72 ounce steak.
# sheer brutality
New Zealander bludgeons quickest ever one-day century in 36 balls
Corey Anderson took no pity on a hapless West Indies attack in the picturesque setting of Queenstown.
# World Record
Dundalk Santas run to try and beat world record
The Dundalk Charity Santa Fun Run needed 4000 Santas to beat the world record – did it succeed?
# Sin bin
VIDEO: Here's how Fiji set the world record for yellow cards
The South Pacific islanders had four men in the sin bin at the same time at one stage against Italy.