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104 and no more: Amputee wraps up marathon record quest

When amputee athlete Jacky Hunt-Broersma says her mantra is, “I can do hard things,” she's not kidding — the amputee athlete has run 104 marathons in as many days, all using a carbon-fiber prosthesis....

102 marathons in 102 days: Amputee's unofficial world record

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — As Forrest Gump in the Oscar-winning 1994 film of the same name, lead actor Tom Hanks abruptly trots to a halt after more than three years of nonstop running and tells his follow...

World's oldest person, a Japanese woman, dies at 119

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese woman recognized as the world’s oldest person, Kane Tanaka, has died at age 119, just months short of her goal of reaching 120. Born on Jan. 2, 1903, Tanaka ...

Oldest person in the world, Kane Tanaka, dies at 119

Japanese authorities on Monday announced the death of the woman believed to have been the oldest living person in the world. The local government in Fukuoka, in southwestern Japan, said Kane Tanaka h...

Taiwan wins Guinness World Record for biggest face mask

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A gigantic Taiwanese-made medical grade face mask has been officially dubbed the largest of its kind by the Guinness World Records 2022. Created by Motex Healthcare Cor...

Teenage pilot starts around-the-world flight from Bulgaria

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Like brother, like sister. A Belgian-British teenage pilot hopes to join his sister in the record books after starting his attempt to become the youngest perso...

Nice try but no potato for New Zealand couple's giant find

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When is a potato not a potato? When it's a tuber of a gourd, according to Guinness World Records. A New Zealand couple who believed t...

Israeli strawberry clocks in as world's heaviest on record

KADIMA-ZORAN, Israel (AP) — After a year-long jam, a mammoth Israeli strawberry is entering the record books. Weighing a whopping 289 grams (10.19 ounces, more than half a pound), th...

It's still Bangkok: Thailand quells talk of name change

BANGKOK (AP) — No, English speakers and others using the Roman alphabet aren't going to have to start calling the Thai capital by its local name, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, and drop the more familiar “Ba...

19-year-old woman sets record for solo global flight

BRUSSELS (AP) — Home! And no longer alone. The 19-year-old Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford set a world record as the youngest woman to fly solo around the world, touching her small airp...

19-year-old woman sets record for solo global flight

BRUSSELS (AP) — Home! And no longer alone. The 19-year-old Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford set a world record as the youngest woman to fly solo around the world, touching her ...

Spaniard said to be world’s oldest man dies at 112

MADRID (AP) — Saturnino de la Fuente, a Spaniard described by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest man, died Tuesday at the age of 112 years and 341 days, the records agency said. ...

Teen global aviator raves about Taiwanese bubble tea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of her quest to become the youngest woman to fly around the world solo, a British-Belgian teenager on Tuesday (Dec. 14) landed in Taipei, where she was greeted by ...

Teen pilot on solo global flight to land in Taiwan on Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A British-Belgian teenager will be landing in Taipei on Tuesday (Dec. 14) as part of her quest to become the youngest woman to fly around the world solo. Zara Rutherfor...

Venezuelan musicians set world's largest orchestra record

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Thousands of Venezuelan musicians, most of them children and adolescents, have earned the title of the world’s largest orchestra. The record was set by 8,57...