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Bench Press World Record

October 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Bench Press

Video of the new bench press world record of 1074 lbs at the UPA Pro Am.

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Canal Jumping World Record

October 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Unusual

Canal jumping requires the contestants run and jump onto the pole, shimmy to the top of the pole, and then vault off to try and land on the opposite bank. Below is a video of then a world record leap, 20.41 meters set by Jaco de Groot on the 9th August 2006.

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Usain Bolt World Record 100m at Beijing Olympics

October 19th, 2009 · No Comments · Athletics

At the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt broke the world record in the 100m with a time of 9.69 seconds. It was just unbelievable how he burst away from the rest of the field, but a pity he eased up and maybe missed out on a few milliseconds. Anyway, a year later he broke the record again with a run of 9.58 seconds. Unfortunately the IOC block the showing of their video on other sites, so you only see still images and commentary here.

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Javier Sotomayor High Jump World Record

October 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Athletics

The High Jump World Record is 8ft 1/2in. (2.45 meters), by Javier Sotomayor of Cuba, who achieved this height on the 27th of July 1993 in Salamanca. Here is a video of that jump.

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