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By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
Leave it to a bunch of dog-lovers, their canine friends, and the Humane Society of Harford County to turn part of a pet fair into a Guinness-certified world record. Two hundred dogs showed up to the Humane Society's Walk & Wag-a-Thon and Pet Fair last fall wearing identical bandanas. That was enough to certify the events as the world's largest gathering of dogs wearing the same bandana, which is a real category and was just officially announced. (Don't believe it? Look here .)
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Sports Digest | August 11, 2014
Para-swimming Jessica Long wins two individual events and a relay Jessica Long of Baltimore, a 12-time Paralympic champion, won the women's 100-meter freestyle S8 and 100 breaststroke SB8 on Sunday, the final day of the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena, Calif. Long also was part of the United States' women's team that beat Australia, 4:26.62 to 4:31.87, in the 4x100 34-point freestyle relay, the final medal event of the meet.
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By Laren Hughes, For The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2013
Go big or go home.  That's the mindset of Dewey Beach businessman Alex Pires and his business partner, John Snow. As the Fourth of July approaches, the duo is busy setting the stage for a huge fireworks display - one so large it just might set a world record.  The goal is to see how many fireworks can be set off in a 10-minute period.  Zambelli Fireworks, the company that produces Rehoboth's show and 6,000 others throughout the year, will...
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From Sun staff reports | August 8, 2014
Becca Meyers on Thursday became the second Baltimore-area swimmer in two days to break a world record at the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in Pasadena, Calif. Meyers, of Timonium, swam her morning preliminary in the women's 400-meter freestyle S13 race in 4 minutes, 25.31 seconds, besting the five-year-old mark of 4:28.64. Meyers went on to win the gold medal in the event during the evening final with a 4:25.58. The event, not contested at the 2012 Paralympic Games, where Meyers made her Paralympic debut with a silver and bronze medal, is slated for inclusion in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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By Jordan Littman, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2013
Bethesda native Katie Ledecky came into Saturday's 800-meter freestyle final at the FINA World Championships with three gold medals and a 1,500 freestyle world record last week. On Saturday, she again was the swimmer to beat, and again, nobody was able to do it. Ledecky won her final swim in Barcelona, Spain, by adding her second world record of the meet, topping Rebecca Adlington's former mark set in 2008 with a time of 8 minutes, 13.86 seconds. "It's good to finish off on a great note," said Ledecky, who previously won the 400 free and 4x200 free relay.
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March 28, 2014
Baltimore's Becca Meyers and Ian Silverman set world records on the opening day of the 2014 U.S. Paralympics Swimming Spring National Championships/Spring CanAms on Thursday at Miami's Ransom Everglades School. The event, which runs through Saturday, serves as the U.S. team qualifier for the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in August. Meyers, a Loyola Maryland student from Timonium, who competes in the S13 classification, won the women's 1500-meter freestyle in 17 minutes, 53.90 seconds in the morning session to smash the world record.
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By Rachael Pacella, Special to The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | August 24, 2012
The beach and bikinis go hand in hand. Knowing that, the North Ocean City Business Alliance and Spark Productions were inspired to plan Ocean City's first bikini parade - and they hoped to make it world-record sized. But since those initial plans, which called for more than 450 participants, China has set a new world record with 1,085 women on parade in bikinis. With just days to go, Brad Hoffman of Spark Productions said about 200 women have pre-registered for the event, which originally required a $10 donation but now is free.
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From Sun staff reports | August 8, 2014
Becca Meyers on Thursday became the second Baltimore-area swimmer in two days to break a world record at the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in Pasadena, Calif. Meyers, of Timonium, swam her morning preliminary in the women's 400-meter freestyle S13 race in 4 minutes, 25.31 seconds, besting the five-year-old mark of 4:28.64. Meyers went on to win the gold medal in the event during the evening final with a 4:25.58. The event, not contested at the 2012 Paralympic Games, where Meyers made her Paralympic debut with a silver and bronze medal, is slated for inclusion in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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February 23, 1994
Several world-record holders will be on hand for the first Track and Field Development Clinic at the Coppin Center Saturday.The list of speakers starts with Renaldo Nehemiah, the former Maryland star who is one week away from the 15th anniversary of his world record of 13.00 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles, but clinic director Don Webster is also bringing in an impressive group of quarter-milers.Larry James and Ron Freeman, the director of Coppin State's Eagle Club, were one-half of the United States' 1,600 relay team in 1968.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Sun Staff Writer | June 15, 1995
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Dan is no longer to be confused with Dave.Just ask Dave."Dan is doing so well, he's head and shoulders above everyone else right now," said Dave Johnson, a 1992 Olympic bronze medalist in the decathlon. "At any competition, he could set a world record. My job, basically, is to scare him into a world record. That's all any of us can do with him right now."Dan O'Brien has been on a mission since the million-dollar debacle on June 27, 1992, in New Orleans, where he missed the opening height in the pole vault of the U.S. trials and didn't make the Olympic team.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
MESA, ARIZ. - Michael Phelps did not forget how to win races in his 20 months away from competitive swimming. In the first swim of his comeback at the Mesa Grand Prix, Phelps posted the fastest qualifying time in the 100-meter butterfly at 52.84 seconds. “I was just so excited to swim,” Phelps said. “I literally was just so excited to get in and to race. You're going to hear this word a lot, but it was fun.” His longtime rival, Ryan Lochte, finished just behind at 52.94 seconds.
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March 28, 2014
Baltimore's Becca Meyers and Ian Silverman set world records on the opening day of the 2014 U.S. Paralympics Swimming Spring National Championships/Spring CanAms on Thursday at Miami's Ransom Everglades School. The event, which runs through Saturday, serves as the U.S. team qualifier for the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in August. Meyers, a Loyola Maryland student from Timonium, who competes in the S13 classification, won the women's 1500-meter freestyle in 17 minutes, 53.90 seconds in the morning session to smash the world record.
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By Matt Hamilton, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2014
Stephanie Harshman whips the white-wire jump rope around as fast as she can, creating the blurry outline of a full revolution and generating the high-pitched howl of a large gust of wind. It's the double-under, a move that explains itself: two revolutions before her feet hit the floor. Up the stairs and down a long hallway inside of Baltimore's MV Fitness, the gym where Stephanie trains and works as a personal trainer, is a dance studio where she tries another move: the burpee double-under.
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By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
Leave it to a bunch of dog-lovers, their canine friends, and the Humane Society of Harford County to turn part of a pet fair into a Guinness-certified world record. Two hundred dogs showed up to the Humane Society's Walk & Wag-a-Thon and Pet Fair last fall wearing identical bandanas. That was enough to certify the events as the world's largest gathering of dogs wearing the same bandana, which is a real category and was just officially announced. (Don't believe it? Look here .)
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2013
Clayton Lambert had not given much thought over the years about his near-state-record fish - until his 12-year-old son, Colton, caught a fish that qualified for one. More than three decades after the elder Lambert's crappie came up 4 ounces short of a Maryland record, his son's 11-pound, 6-ounce largemouth bass broke Rodney Cockrell's nearly 30-year-old record of 11 pounds, 2 ounces. Colton Lambert, a seventh-grader from Huntingtown in Calvert County, was among four anglers honored for their state records at last Saturday's Maryland Fishing Challenge in Annapolis.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2013
Nick Cienski is climbing to the 14 highest and grandest places in the world - because of what he's seen in some of what are effectively the lowest and most squalid. In November 2014, the Upper Fells Point resident will scale Cho Oyu, the sixth-highest mountain in the world. When he tops the 29,906-foot mountain, located in Tibet in the western end of the Himalayas, he will have climbed six of 14 of the world's 8,000-meter-plus peaks in less than one year, breaking a world record.
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By Jordan Littman, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2013
Bethesda native Katie Ledecky came into Saturday's 800-meter freestyle final at the FINA World Championships with three gold medals and a 1,500 freestyle world record last week. On Saturday, she again was the swimmer to beat, and again, nobody was able to do it. Ledecky won her final swim in Barcelona, Spain, by adding her second world record of the meet, topping Rebecca Adlington's former mark set in 2008 with a time of 8 minutes, 13.86 seconds. "It's good to finish off on a great note," said Ledecky, who previously won the 400 free and 4x200 free relay.
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