50-Plus Historic Sporting Records

FAQ

What is the top unbreakable record in sport?

Cal Ripken Jr.’s 2,632 consecutive games played. Yup, we left this one out of our best records in sports history list to have something fun for the FAQ, too. To put this in perspective, Cal Ripken Jr. didn’t miss a single game during more than seventeen years between 1982 and 1998. The second best record in both baseball and any sport whatsoever is Lou Gehrig’s 2,130 matches between 1925 and 1939.

Who broke Usain Bolt's record?

Justin Gatlin. But, not really. The infamous record-breaking performance happened on the Japanese TV show “Kasupe!” however it was heavily assisted by fans blowing out gusts of air to provide momentum. Fans used equipment that apparently produced a tailwind of as much as 20 miles per hour. Still, it’s a fun bit of trivia even if it will never count against Bolt officially.

Who holds the most records in the NBA?

Wilt Chamberlain. 72, to be exact, 68 of which he is the sole owner of. The man was simply an unstoppable force in his day and age, and most of his remarkable sporting records (such as scoring 100 points in a single game) are simply impossible to repeat or overcome today.

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