Blast from the Past : Incredible World Records


Over the past five years this site's amassed an enormous amount of content. To help you find the highlights, I'll be taking a wander through the archives each Sunday.

This week - Incredible World Records.




For as long as I can remember I've been interested in the many ways in which people push themselves to the limit - run the fastest, lift the most weight and generally hold on longer than anyone else.

Here are just a few of the incredible world records we've seen set - and broken - over the years :


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Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 34) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

Find out what he's up to via Twitter, Google+, Facebook; and of course his online home. Enjoy.



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