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  1. Miles and miles

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    On this day 60 years ago, Roger Bannister became the first person to break the four-minute mile. Then a 25-year-old English medical student, Bannister became an international sensation with his record-setting run of 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds in Oxford ...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  2. Will record turn to gold?

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    Reigning world champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia jumped into first place of the Olympic figure skating pairs competition on Tuesday after scoring 84.17 points in their short program.The astounding score marks a world record in ...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  3. Wilma Rudolph Adds To Legacy

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    On this day in 1961, Wilma Rudolph set the world record for the indoor 60-yard dash with a blistering time of 6.9 seconds. Fresh off her dominant performance at the 1960 Rome Olympics in which she won three gold medals, the fastest woman in the world...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  4. A new world record!

    Brittany Bowe

    I felt just like I always do. As I skated to the starting line for Sunday's World Cup 1,000-meter speedskating race at the Utah Olympic Oval, it was just like any other race. In fact, it was my fourth of the weekend. I'd gotten a huge persona...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  5. Buzz That Was -- Golden State Warriors Andre Iguodala steals Thun...

    D'Arcy Maine

    The Thunder's Russell Westbrook appeared to have won the game with a late 3, but Golden State's Andre Iguodala stole it with an amazing buzzer-beater -- then left the celebrating to everyone else.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2013
  6. Flashback: FloJo strikes gold

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    On this day in 1988, Florence Griffith Joyner struck gold in the 100 meters at the Seoul Olympics in a wind-assisted 10.54 seconds. Griffith Joyner would go on to win gold in the 200 meters -- in world-record time -- and the 100-meter relay at Seoul....

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  7. espnW -- Flipping out over trick skier Erika Lang

    Kate Fagan

    Trick skier Erika Lang practically grew up on the water, and at 17 she's taking aim at her sport's world record with moves no other woman can match.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2013
  8. Here's to the high-flying women

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    We're celebrating Amelia Earhart Day by saluting some of the highest-flying women in track and field today. American Jenn Suhr struck gold in London in the pole vault when she cleared 15 feet, 7 inches (4.75 meters). The world record is 5.06 meters, ...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  9. espnW -- Olympic pole vault champion Jenn Suhr shares love of ani...

    Cristina Goyanes

    When an undernourished baby deer popped up on her property, Olympic pole vault gold medalist and animal lover Jenn Suhr nursed her back to health.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2013
  10. Soccer: Abby Wambach poised to break Mia Hamm's record of 158 goa...

    Lizzie Haldane

    In ESPN The Magazine, Lizzie Haldane writes that Abby Wambach will go into the U.S. match against Canada on June 2 with 155 career goals -- only three shy of Mia Hamm's record of 158.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  11. Flashback to teen's epic voyage

    Lizzie Haldane

    Three days shy of her 17th birthday, Jessica Watson set an unofficial world record when she became the youngest to sail nonstop, solo and unassisted around the world. On Oct. 18, 2009, the Australian teenager took to the open seas from Sydney, Austra...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  12. Happy Birthday, Tina Maze

    Lizzie Haldane

    Skiing sensation Tina Maze turned 30 today. The Slovenian set a world record in March with 2,414 World Cup points, topping Hermann Maier's record of 2,000, and claiming the overall giant slalom title. The 2014 season starts in six months, and we can ...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  13. espnW -- Paula Radcliffe talks about racing, records, recuperatin...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    It's been 10 years since Paula Radcliffe set a world record with her performance in the London Marathon. The racing legend talks about that day and how she's recuperating from injuries that forced her out of the 2012 Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2013
  14. espnW -- Paula Radcliffe sidelined at 10th anniversary of her wor...

    Sarah Spain

    Paula Radcliffe set a world record at the Chicago Marathon a decade ago. She'll be at the finish line again Sunday -- only this time in a walking boot.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2012
  15. 2012 Olympics -- Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky swimming's new gen...

    Jackie MacMullan

    London may be Michael Phelps' fond farewell, but for the kid without a license (Katie Ledecky) and the girl with a closet full of overalls (Missy Franklin), the fun is just beginning.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  16. British adventurer Felicity Aston conquers fears, Antarctica

    Julia Savacool

    For British adventurer Felicity Aston, the first woman to ski across Antarctica alone and unaided, the hardest part of her 1,084-mile trek was conquering her fears.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2012