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Report History Maker June 15, 2012 9:51 PM BST
Barry Bonds 762 career home runs, unless the MLB turn a blind eye to rampant drug use again.
Report Burton-Brewers June 15, 2012 9:53 PM BST
Fatima Whitbread's gold medals for ugliness
Report naydam June 15, 2012 9:56 PM BST
Anybody winning something without drugs.
Report Tommy Toes June 15, 2012 9:57 PM BST
Cal Ripken's consecutive games played in baseball - 2,632
Report tobermory June 15, 2012 10:02 PM BST
Dixie Dean's 60 goals in a top division season

when did anyone last get 40 Confused

I read a statistical article which calcualted ,comparing the best to the average in various stats based sports, and working out how often you'd expect the best stats to be replicated,  that  Bradnam's test batting average will probably be a record for 700 years.
Report Pounf June 15, 2012 10:06 PM BST
Brett Favres unbroken run of games another contender
Report metal_micky_3_legs June 15, 2012 10:10 PM BST
eye of a tiger in rocky.
Report johnizere June 15, 2012 10:13 PM BST
Jahangir Khan's 555 consecutive wins in squash from 1981 to 1986
Report SlippyBlue June 15, 2012 10:14 PM BST
Sir Don Bradman's test average of 99.94

Nothing even comes remotely close to that, for me.
Report metal_micky_3_legs June 15, 2012 10:16 PM BST
catching 62 two pences off your elbow, by eddie big hands
Report A_T June 15, 2012 10:21 PM BST
Flo Jo's sprint records
Report a bitofinterest June 15, 2012 10:28 PM BST
number of times jeremy bates a$$ fell out
Report metal_micky_3_legs June 15, 2012 10:32 PM BST
How many women licked their lips at Linford Christies lunch box
Report Mr Eboue June 15, 2012 10:38 PM BST
Bradman surely.
Report utc June 15, 2012 10:39 PM BST
Bradmans  test average is 30% better than anyone else who has ever played the game.  Amazing stuff.

As for Dixie Dean's record.  Not so streets ahead of others as you might think.  The year previous to Dean's record breaking season George Camsell of Middlesbrough got 59 league goals.  Also Messi scored 70 goals this season, albeit in all competitions.
Report metal_micky_3_legs June 15, 2012 10:40 PM BST
Nigel Benn plays records at Ministry of sound.
Report John_Cherry June 15, 2012 10:45 PM BST
le mans 24 hours
think about it Cool
Report The Bhoys June 15, 2012 10:47 PM BST
phil taylors 16 worlds
Report John_Cherry June 15, 2012 10:59 PM BST
roscoe tanner with his popeye left forearm banging in a 140mph serve with a wooden racket.
Report a bitofinterest June 15, 2012 11:00 PM BST
king john part once drank 14 pints and made love to 2 walk on girls during a premier league ad break









not bad for a man of forty Cool
Report Crisp77 June 15, 2012 11:05 PM BST
Terry Connor no premier league wins
Report The Bhoys June 15, 2012 11:07 PM BST
bito who were the walk on gals?
Report a bitofinterest June 15, 2012 11:08 PM BST
the blonde and the brunette
Report dbrfcno1 June 15, 2012 11:12 PM BST
Andy Murray no grand slam
Report metal_micky_3_legs June 15, 2012 11:16 PM BST
Eddie the Eagle, and only man never to have one in golf.
Report The Bhoys June 15, 2012 11:16 PM BST
go king part
Report xmoneyx June 16, 2012 1:18 AM BST
north korean leader--KIM

18 holes in one

then retired

witnessed by his personal assisants
Report a bitofinterest June 16, 2012 1:21 AM BST
foo kin bandit
Report treble June 16, 2012 1:23 AM BST
Undertaker's 20-0 wrestlemania streak.
Report Clungehungry June 16, 2012 1:31 AM BST
Bradman's looks the most astonishing to me. There may be others less likely to be broken. How many tests do you need to play to qualify though? If someone is called up, scores 101 in the first innings, no need to bat in the second...then gets injured and never plays again...
Report utc June 16, 2012 1:34 AM BST
Then he's had a good game.  Bradman had a career over many years.
Report Clungehungry June 16, 2012 1:36 AM BST
Well, yeah.
Report utc June 16, 2012 1:38 AM BST
Guess he'd have a test average of 101 but people would know the story.
Report tobermory June 16, 2012 1:41 AM BST
think 20 is the minimum to be listed
Report tobermory June 16, 2012 1:43 AM BST
Andrew ("Andy") Gordon Ganteaume (born January 22, 1921) is a West Indian former cricketer who played as an opening batsman and occasional wicketkeeper. He was born in Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. He is noteworthy for scoring 112 in his only Test innings, against England at Port of Spain in 1947/48, which gives him a higher batting average than Donald Bradman, who is universally considered the greatest batsman in the game's history. However, lists of all-time averages rarely include those who have played fewer than 20 innings.
Report Hamsterdam June 16, 2012 1:46 AM BST
No other player who has played more than 20 Test match innings has finished with a Test average of more than 61.[215] Bradman scored centuries at a rate better than one every three innings—in 80 Test innings
Report twomatchpoints June 16, 2012 1:54 AM BST
My best mate's (and partner) in a pairs darts match score will never be beaten

Treble 20, treble 20, treble 18

he wasn't paying attention  - we only needed 146 Sad
Report History Maker June 16, 2012 2:17 AM BST
Didn't Merv Hughes sink 30-odd beers on a flight once?

Probably 330 tinnies, but still - not bad, eh?
Report burgess June 16, 2012 3:24 AM BST
Bold Trease(Australian greyhound)
Won the same Group1 race 4 years in a row.
Report JamesBlakesHugeArse June 16, 2012 6:00 AM BST
think the drinking legend was david boon

isner - mahut records will never be beaten in tennis
Report rob_dylan June 16, 2012 6:44 AM BST
Isner-mahout was bizarre.  Why did that happen? I mean what was odd about the conditions of that game that haven't existed before, just bizarre. 

Arguably more chance of someone breaking brad mans record than of someone breaking Jim lakers record of nineteen wickets at old trafford fifty six.
Report rob_dylan June 16, 2012 6:47 AM BST
A slightly obscure one, circa 2004, I think there was a time when about 23 consecutive one day internationals were won by the chasing team, on the somewhat vulgar theory that the chasing teams win half games, that is a one in two to the power twenty three chance, that is a he'll of a lot to one.
Report Fenway June 16, 2012 9:57 AM BST
Not only will Cy Young's record of 511 career wins never be broken, I doubt anyone in future will come within 200 of it.

His record of 316 career losses is also unassailable.
Report GAZO June 16, 2012 10:33 AM BST
dont see any horse getting near to red rum's grand national record
Report Footiefan111 June 16, 2012 1:26 PM BST
brian Lara 401 in a test match innings
Report u want some June 16, 2012 1:31 PM BST
Phil Taylor's worlds records. Will never be beaten FACT
Report mafeking June 16, 2012 1:36 PM BST
david boon's record is something like 54 back on the 1989 tour i think
Report Clouseau June 16, 2012 1:44 PM BST
I heard David Boon's record would have been higher but he got his last tinnie confiscated whilst going through customs.
Report sixtwosix June 16, 2012 2:24 PM BST
Armstrong's 7 Tour De France victories ....mmm  Cool

Giggs's Premier League titles total still in running

Badsworth Boy's 3 Queen Mother Champion wins(well none of them have got there yet)

Roger Palmer's goalscoring record for Oldham ( we don't score goals and no one stays longer than 10 minutes nowadays )

Joe Davis World Snooker Crowns
Report Nocash June 16, 2012 2:30 PM BST
Many years ago ate a dodgy curry.....Eight craps in the same restaurant on the same night will take some beating.
Report Far From Trouble June 16, 2012 2:57 PM BST
Arkle's timeform rating, for me

None of the old timers admit that Kauto Star was within 20lbs of him and he's a superstar, so no chance anything else gets close
Report rob_dylan June 16, 2012 7:13 PM BST
Lara got 400 in a test innings, 501 in a county game.  A few times people have been in contention to break the 400 in the 8 years since he made the score so that could defo go.  The 501 though, that could take some beating.
Report redbag June 16, 2012 7:16 PM BST
kratotchvilovas 800m womens world record is unbreakable unless you have a drug riddled body
Report John_Cherry June 16, 2012 7:19 PM BST
yeah the communist records from that era should be annulled.
flo joe's 100 meter record too, that can't be beat clean
Report John_Cherry June 16, 2012 7:20 PM BST
ronnie's 147, 5 mins 20 secs
Report Howdi June 16, 2012 7:27 PM BST
Arkle's race career the greatest flat or jumps horse of all time.

Sir Donaald Bradman test average so good it was freakish.
Report Mr Eboue June 16, 2012 7:29 PM BST
Arsenal's  49 ( FORTY NINE )  top flight league games unbeaten will stand for a century or two surely.
Report Howdi June 16, 2012 7:30 PM BST
ronnie's 147 ffs
Report Tommy Toes June 16, 2012 7:44 PM BST
I still think Ripken's consecutive games of 2,632 in baseball takes some beating.

That's 17 years of playing baseball every game of the season - 161 games played over 178-183 days (from April till September), not including any postseason games, every year for 17 years.

To physically be able to compete at a top class level of sport almost every day for 6 months a year, for 17 years, is quite staggering when you think about it.
How many sportsmen would be able to do that without having days off for injury?

The wiki link to his career is good reading, especially '1995' which describes his record breaking run.
The game was attended by President Clinton and Al Gore. Ripken received a 22 minute standing ovation for his feat - and ESPN didn't even break off for a commercial break when it was going on (astounding behaviour for a Yank tv network!).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal_Ripken,_Jr.
Report OnTheSnafff June 16, 2012 7:57 PM BST
Rafa Nadal's record at Roland Garos will never be equalled or beaten.
Report GranpaChook. June 16, 2012 8:40 PM BST
How about the great Edwin Moses?

"Between 1977 and 1987, Moses won 107 consecutive finals (122 consecutive races) and set the world record in his event four times."

That's barmy for such an athletic event.  No one's ever going to get anywhere near that.
Report Vubiant June 16, 2012 8:41 PM BST
M V O'Brien...just to take two of his stats
He trained 3 Grand Nationals in a row , then 6 Derby winners for dessert .
Can't see anyone doing that in a hurry.
Report OnTheSnafff June 16, 2012 8:44 PM BST
Michael Dickinson,
Trained the first 5 home in the 1983 Gold Cup.
Report jimmy69 June 16, 2012 8:59 PM BST
Esther Vergeer hasn't been beaten for over 9 years...she has won 457 matches on the trot...that will never be beaten...
Report History Maker June 16, 2012 10:49 PM BST
think the drinking legend was david boon

Yup, it was. My mistake.
Report kenny mann June 16, 2012 11:06 PM BST
1 Bradman's test average of 99 plus

2 Joe Davis 15 world snooker titles

3 Roy Race, Melchester Rovers striker for 30 years.
Report utc June 16, 2012 11:15 PM BST
Think Tommy's found it - an amazing record that'll never be beaten.  The longest unbroken run ever and a model of longevity that stands alone in the pantheon of US sport.















22 minutes on US TV without a commercial break.
Report Tommy Toes June 16, 2012 11:16 PM BST
Hahaha! Very good, UTC!
Report twomatchpoints June 16, 2012 11:52 PM BST
1912 Olympics

One wrestling match lasted over 11 hours
Report pumphol. June 17, 2012 12:18 AM BST
Olympic 60 metre dash
Olympic 200 metre swimming obstacle race
Report utc June 17, 2012 12:35 AM BST
The longest boxing match ever fought took place in New Orleans on Apr. 6, 1893. The match was between Andy Bowen and Jack Burke, both of whom claimed the lightweight title after the reigning champ, Jack McAuliffe, retired. The winner-take-all purse was set at $2,500, and in order to decide who was really the new champion, the match was to be fought to a finish.


All through the contest, the fighters went at each other aggressively, pounding each other with their gloves, inflicting and sustaining tremendous punishment. Yet, as the 3-min. rounds wore on, neither fighter could put the other away. The incredible bout continued far into the night, lasting over seven hours in all. When the bell sounded for the 111th round, both fighters, dazed and weary, gave up and did not come out of their corners. At that, the referee unbelievably ruled the bout "no contest." Burke never fought again. Bowen fought only one more match; he died after being knocked out in 18 rounds.
Report kenny mann June 17, 2012 2:00 AM BST
RIP
Report timbuctooth June 17, 2012 2:38 AM BST
Who gives a feck about a few horses running around a field? Comparing them to some of the legendary human achievements listed here is just so parochial. If you were to pose this question anywhere else in the world, nobody, but nobody, would name Arkle, Red Rum. or any other horse. 99.9% of the worlds population wouldn`t have even heard of them!
Report David Fishwick Minibus Sales June 17, 2012 2:45 AM BST
Kincsem

hosed up on the birdle in 54 out of 54
Report timbuctooth June 17, 2012 2:50 AM BST
In which sport do they `hose up on birdles in 54`?  3-day golf?
Report Journeyman June 17, 2012 4:49 AM BST
Hantuchova the lowest ranked player to ever win Indian wells.

Also the only female tennis player to win a Tier 1 singles event more than once and win all four mixed doubles slams.
Report therhino June 17, 2012 7:36 AM BST
Wilt Chamberlain's 100 points in an NBA game will never be matched, nor will his averages of 50 points and 28 rebounds per game for an entire season. Agree with the OP re Byron Nelson, never again and Bradman for sure. That squash record does sound pretty unbeatable as well although I'm not never heard of him.
Report pixie June 17, 2012 1:22 PM BST
You have never heard of Jahangir Khan? Shocked
Report HansUlrichApfelStrudel June 17, 2012 1:29 PM BST
Kim Jong-Il's round of 34

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Report johnnyrant June 17, 2012 3:44 PM BST
1.     21.34     +1.3     Florence Griffith-Joyner      United States     29 September 1988     Seoul


Personally think they should have a drug-assisted Olympic Games, sponsored by PED manufacturers... fascinated to see what amazing feats of speed, strength and endurance could be achieved given maxmimum substance use, and latest pharmaceutrical enhancements.
Report utc June 17, 2012 4:50 PM BST
Think folk would question the ethics when the participants started taking ill and even dropping dead a few years later.
Report johnnyrant June 17, 2012 6:45 PM BST
They've been doing that already, utc - athletes all know the dangers…
Report The Bhoys June 17, 2012 6:58 PM BST
yeah nadals record will not be beaten at french
Report utc June 17, 2012 7:14 PM BST
At the moment it's all under the table so to speak and not approved by anyone.  If people were actually sanctioning the use of substances which eventually kill people then that's altogether a different matter.
Report RedAdair June 18, 2012 1:42 PM BST
Tony McCoy's 16 succesive champion jockey titles.
Report iamajambo June 18, 2012 1:59 PM BST
Red Rum's National record,ffs.
Report kincsem June 18, 2012 2:23 PM BST
Eddy Merckx

Most career victories by a professional cyclist: 525.
Most victories in one season: 54.
Most stage victories in the Tour de France: 34.
Most stage victories in one Tour de France: 8, in 1970 and 1974 (shared with Charles Pélissier in 1930 and Freddy Maertens in 1976).
Most days with the yellow jersey in the Tour de France: 96.
The only cyclist to have won the general classification, points classification and mountains classification in the same Tour de France (1969).
Most victories in classics: 28.
Most victories in one single classic: 7 (in Milan – San Remo).
Most victories in Grand Tours: 11
Report rogerthebutler June 18, 2012 3:34 PM BST
Hamish Bond and Eric Murray in the Mens Pair in Rowing, going a whole Olympiad cycle unbeaten

May happen in an Eight, Four or Quad, where a nation can substitute in someone of roughly equal ability without it having a huge effect on boat speed but very unlikely in a smaller boat, where they dynamics are so much more focused.

To go uninjured and healthy for this length of time is pretty amazing, let alone unbeaten!
Report rogerthebutler June 18, 2012 3:41 PM BST
Off topic but FWIW I think the preponderance of drug users at eh Olympic Games is way lower than many people think.

This is one of those arguments that can never be settled either way, but after seeing and hearing about the doping controls that are taking place in many Olympic sports throughout the majority of the world, It's just a gut feeling I've got.

You'll notice my use of 'many' and 'majority' in the paragraph above.....
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