Most of us have a concept of what a human being is capable of, and it is rare when we witness an incredible act performed by a human. In the world of sports, we have seen such magnificent world records that have caused many people to reconsider what was previously thought to be humanly impossible and now appears to be possible.

Here are the Greatest World Records In Sports History You Might Want To Know:

1. Jonathan Edwards in Triple Jump (24 Years)

Concluded an unbeaten season with a spectacular gold medal performance at the World Championships, breaking the world record twice in the same meeting. With a jump of 18.16 m on his first jump, he became the first man to legally clear the 18-metre barrier (59 feet 7 inches). That record lasted almost 20 minutes. With his second jump of 18.29 m, he became the first person to jump 60 feet.

2. Javier Sotomayor competed in the high jump (26years)

Sotomayor, the 1992 Olympic champion, was the greatest high jumper of the 1990s, with a personal best of 2.45 m (8 ft 0 14 in), making him the only person ever to clear eight feet.

3. Randy Barnes in shot putt (29 years)

Barnes established a new indoor world record of 22.66 metres (74.3 feet) on January 20, 1989, at the Sunkist Invitational in Los Angeles. Barnes went on to compete in long driving competitions, in which he attempted to hit a golf ball as far as possible. He qualified for the 2005 World Long Drive Championship.

4. Marita Koch in 400m (36 years)

Koch is a former sprinter and track & field athlete from Germany. She set sixteen world records in outdoor sprints and fourteen world records in indoor competitions during her career. On October 6, 1985, she set a new world record in the 400 metres with a time of 47.60.

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